Nerlens Noel ESPN's #2 Player in the Nation c/o 2013
- Monday, November 21, 2011 12:19 PM
TILTON, USA (defend.ht) - A 6'10'' high school junior in New Hampshire named Nerlens Noel has been named by ESPN the magazine the #2 basketball player in the nation.
Noel has received offers to play for the defending champions, Connecticut Huskies, for Duke, University of Florida, Kanasas, Syracuse, Kentucky among many other top programs in the nation.
The Haiti Press Network reported from his AAU coach, Leo Papilla who compared the young Haitian-American Noel to Hall of Fame basketball player, Bill Russel:
"He may be a bit premature to compare this very young player Bill Russell, considered the best pivot in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA)."
"Nobody has ever been compared to Bill the Boston Celtics, but this kid with a brain of basketball like no other player I've ever trained. He is a special child."
"He is a fierce competitor that leaves nothing to the players of the opposing team," said Marcus O'Neil the coach of Noel's high school, Tilton in New Hampshire.
"He would be happy if the other team did not score a point."
"He has made significant progress over the last season, he now has a volume of awesome game," Judge O'Neil.
"This is seen especially in endurance but also, and it is the mark of great players in his ability to elevate his game late in the game," concluded the coach.
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Source: Haiti Press Network