Nerlens Noel en Former Wildcat Center Noel's Rehab Going Well <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Former Kentucky center Nerlens Noel's injured knee is progressing well and he's looking forward to playing again "as soon as possible."</span></p><p class="ap-story-p">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The 6-foot-10 Noel is recovering from a torn left anterior cruciate ligament, though that didn't prevent the Philadelphia 76ers from acquiring the sixth overall pick by the New Orleans Pelicans in last month's NBA draft.</span></p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:16:37 +0000 Associated Press 35227 at Former Wildcat Center Noel's Rehab Going Well Noel, Goodwin UK's Latest NBA First Rounders <p>BROOKLYN, NY -- Two former Kentucky Wildcats are waking up this morning as NBA first round draft picks.&nbsp; Forward Nerlens Noel had to wait a little longer than expected, but New Orleans made him the sixth overall pick, then later dealt him to Philadelphia.</p><p>"It's been whirwind but I'm definitely staying positive," Noel told NBA Network reporter Craig Sager.&nbsp; "I'm very blessed and fortunate to be in this position...I'm definitely looking for ward to getting to Philadelphia and just playing ball," Noel said.</p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:43:47 +0000 Alan Lytle 33714 at Noel, Goodwin UK's Latest NBA First Rounders Injured Kentucky Forward Looks Ahead To NBA Draft <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Nerlens Noel continues to take small steps toward returning to the court following surgery on his left knee.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">He's shed his crutches and exercising without a knee brace. Though he wouldn't specify want types of exercises, it's all all signs his recovery is ahead of schedule - and each stride is important with the NBA draft looming.</span></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 23:58:49 +0000 Associated Press 30487 at Injured Kentucky Forward Looks Ahead To NBA Draft Nerlens Noel Leaving UK Early To Enter NBA Draft <p>LEXINGTON, Ky. – University of Kentucky freshman Nerlens&nbsp;Noel&nbsp;has announced he will forego his sophomore season and enter his name in this year's NBA Draft.</p><p></p><p>A release from UK Athletics says after talking it over with family, and Coach John Calipari, Noel decided to put his name in for the draft.&nbsp; Noel is projected by most experts to be a top five first round pick.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:16:29 +0000 WUKY Staff 30070 at Nerlens Noel Leaving UK Early To Enter NBA Draft UK's Noel Out For The Season <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel is out for the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">Noel tore his ACL on Tuesday night when No. 25 Kentucky lost at Florida. An MRI on Wednesday revealed the injury.</span></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The 6-foot-10 forward will have surgery in the two or three weeks. The projected recovery period is six to eight months.</span></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:22:53 +0000 Associated Press 27291 at UK's Noel Out For The Season