Kentucky's Noel declares for NBA draft

Kentucky's Noel declares for NBA draft

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Kentucky's Noel declares for NBA draft

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by Nicole Harrell

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 15, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Updated Monday, Apr 15 at 10:45 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel will enter the 2013 NBA draft.

Noel is predicted to go No. 1 in the draft on June 27. Kentucky's Anthony Davis went first in the 2012 draft and John Wall was the first pick in 2010.

Prior to tearing his ACL, Noel was leading the nation in blocks (106) and blocks per game (4.4) and ranked second in the Southeastern Conference in rebounding (9.5). He was also averaging 10.5 points per game for the Wildcats.

Archie Goodwin is also leaving the University of Kentucky early for the NBA. Goodwin was the team's top scorer, averaging 14 points per game.

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