Nerlens Noel On Pace To Break Anthony Davis' Blocks Record
Nerlens Noel is on pace to break Anthony Davis’ single-season blocks record of 186 in a 40-game season.
Through 20 games, Noel has 95 blocks.
"I don't keep track, but some people tell me what the numbers are through (a number of) games or something," Noel said. "That's something I do want to break, but that's not really the focus of the season."
Noel blocked 12 shots, including two dunks, during the Wildcats’ 87-74 win over Ole Miss on Tuesday night.
"At the beginning of the season, I had a tendency to leave my feet, being too anxious to block shots," Noel said. "And that's when I was coming up with maybe only two, three, four blocks a game."
Noel is averaging 7 blocks in SEC play.
"A lot of people think it's about scoring, but every team is always going to have its given scorers, two or three guys that are always going to get the majority of the buckets," Noel said. "Defense is something that's undervalued on some teams. It can change the whole game in significant ways."