Noel one of two freshmen to receive AP All-America votes

Nerlens Noel - photo by Tammie Brown |
Nerlens Noel – photo by Tammie Brown |

In a reflection of the gargantuan shoes he’s expected to fill, freshman forward received votes for the preseason Associated Press All-American Team on Monday.  Obviously, who he’s “replacing” is last year’s national player of the year and first-team All-American Anthony Davis.  Noel didn’t actually make the AP All-America Team — Cody Zeller (Indiana), Doug McDermott (Creighton), Isaiah Canaan (Murray State), Deshaun Thomas (Ohio State), C.J. McCollum (Lehigh) and Trey Burke (Michigan) did — but he was one of only two freshmen to receive votes. ’s Shabazz Muhammad was the other.


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