Nerlens Noel is chasing Rajon Rondo’s record

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

From Tom Leach:  “Much has been made of Nerlens Noel’s shot-blocking acumen, so who would have thought that he could be on pace to break another defensive kind of defensive record? steals.  has the single-season steals record with 87 in 2005 but with a current average of 2.5 steals steals per game, Noel could re-write that entry in the record book, provided he keeps up his current pace (and Coach Cal noted in his postgame radio show last Saturday that Noel is taking a few too many gambles for steals right now).

had 66 steals within UK’s full-court press in 1997 and that’s the best mark thus far for a player on the frontline.”

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