Recruiting Nerlens Noel never stops 

April, 2, 2012
NEW ORLEANS – Even on Bourbon Street it’s hard to hide the flat top.

Nerlens Noel (Everett, Mass./Tilton) towered above the crowd as he walked down one of America’s most famous strolling streets. The Kentucky Wildcats exercised their collective recruiting powers as a fanbase. As soon as one person recognized Noel, the chants, cheers and pleads for his signature began. I’m sure he’s in hundreds of pictures and he’ll be in family albums for the next generation of Wildcats fans, should he pick John Calipari’s program.

Most certainly, the Kentucky Wildcats were recruiting Noel this weekend. However, it wasn’t Calipari doing the heavy lifting; it was his assistant coaches – male and female – decked out in blue trying to sway the replacement for Anthony Davis to Lexington.