Nerlens Noel Aiming For POY Award, UK Record For Most Blocked Shots
Nerlens Noel has high aspirations for his freshman season at Kentucky.
“My goals for next year are to win a national title first and foremost,” Noel wrote in his ESPN blog. “Then I want to beat Anthony Davis’ shot block record, and I want to win National Player of the Year. I definitely plan to put the work in to accomplish those goals.”
Noel recently received validation from Davis.
"I can’t block with my left hand like he blocks ’em," Davis said. "He can block with either hand. I kind of tip it with my left hand. The only difference is he likes to throw them into the crowd, and I like to keep it in play. But I’m pretty sure they’ll change that here, though."
Davis shattered the Kentucky mark for blocks in a single season, finishing with an NCAA freshman record 186.