Top recruit Nerlens Noel chooses Kentucky over Syracuse, Georgetown

Top center recruit Nerlens Noel will be taking his talents to the University of Kentucky.

Borrowing a quote from Lebron James, Noel made his decision live on ESPNU. “I’ll be taking my talents to,” Noel said, before turning around to show a University of Kentucky logo cut into the back of his hair.

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“I just thought it was the best fit for me,” Noel said, adding that his mother felt that it was the best decision, as well.

Noel was ranked as the No. 1 recruit in the 2012 class according to He had narrowed his decision down to three schools, Syracuse, Kentucky and Georgetown, before deciding to head to the Wildcats.

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