University of Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel announced Monday that he is forgoing his sophomore season to enter the NBA draft.
Noel is projected to be the first round pick in the draft. If selected number one overall, he would be the third Wildcat in four years to be the first pick, joining John Wall and Anthony Davis.
Noel average 10.5 points and 9.5 rebound and block 106 shots before tearing his ACL in a game at Florida.
"I have loved my time at Kentucky, but I feel that I'm ready to take the next step to the NBA," Noel said in a statement released through UK.
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