With his Letter of Intent safely tucked away in Coach Cal's office, Nerlens Noel is ready to talk about being a Cat. In his latest ESPN diary, Nerlens opens up about the decision
, which he says he is "definitely happy with," and his goals for the upcoming season. First, about that hair...get used to it, because the UK logo isn't going anywhere.
I know y’all liked the “UK” that I got cut into my head, right? I had been thinking about doing something big leading up to the decision, and that’s what I came up with. James McDonald from VIP Barbershop in Charlotte, N.C., hooked me up while I was in town for the Jordan Brand Classic.
I’ve decided to keep the “UK” throughout the college season. So it’s not going anywhere.
Hang on, give me a minute to recover from that awesomeness...
...okay, I'm good. Noel also says that he's spoken to Anthony Davis, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and his future teammate Ryan Harrow since committing, and he plans to arrive on campus in June or July. His goals for next season? He's got a lot:
My goals for next year are to win a national title first and foremost.
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.
He's also hard at work at recruiting Anthony Bennett
to join him in Lexington:
I’m trying to get Anthony Bennett. I’m not even sure where he’s at in his recruitment, but I think I can probably get it done. I’d say I have a little higher than a 50 percent chance of getting it done.
Go read the entry
in full. It's definitely worth it.
I love this kid.