Despite the fact that he will not graduate until 2013, Nerlens Noel was clearly the best defender on the floor at the NBAPA Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville, Virginia. While Noel needs polish and a go to move on the offensive end, his defense in the post is way ahead of the curve at his early age. No matter which game he played in this weekend he came away with multiple blocks. Many list Noel as a center, but with some natural maturity in the area of building muscle, he can easily play the power forward spot as well as he can man the middle. Noel is quite springy and his lift is quick and effective. Some of the nations top rated players watched as their shots were slapped away by a young man a year younger. Noel made a bit of name for himself in a match up earlier this AAU season at the Nike Boo Williams Camp by outplaying Tony Parker. The two faced each other again this weekend and the result was the same until late in the game when Parker started to adjust. Noel plays for Tilton High School in New Hampshire and stands 6-9 to 6-10 with a slender frame but once the ball is in play he is a flat out defensive demon. BDN has already told you about everything you need to know about Noel in past interviews, but we followed up with the rising junior just the same.
Coaches were able to start calling guys earlier this week. Did you get a lot of calls?
Yeah, I heard from Florida, Providence, Texas Tech, Syracuse, Kentucky and I had several missed calls when I was play here yesterday, so I have yet to get to them.
Any ACC schools on you yet, like Duke, UNC or
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