NBA Exec: Noel Falls Short In Comparison To Davis
Anthony Davis’ length, athleticism and shot-blocking talents have been used as points of comparison for incoming Kentucky recruit Nerlens Noel.
One NBA general manager examined the merits of that comparison.
"I'm not that high on him," the talent evaluator said after watching Noel run with other prospects during a break in play at the Adidas Nations tournament. "He can block shots, but I don't put him in the class of Davis. And on offense, what can he do? While Davis was sort of restricted for most of his season at Kentucky, you could see the level of skill. I don't see that with Noel ... at least not yet."
Noel is considered a candidate for an early spot in next year's draft lottery.