College Basketball Recruiting: Nerlens Noel Decided to Get “UK” Shaved into His Head


Nerlens Noel, one of the most sought-after young high school basketball players in the nation, committed to the University of Kentucky on Wednesday evening. And while the fact that Kentucky was able to nab arguably the best Class of 2012 prospect available is big news, the far bigger news wound up being specifically how Noel decided to announce his decision.

Here is exactly how it went down:

(via USA Today)

"I'll be taking my talents to play at the University of…”

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That’s definitely one way to introduce yourself to mainstream hoops fans. If Noel’s name sounds familiar or you’re wondering what exactly drove him to choose Kentucky over all of the other schools that recruited him, this might clarify things.

(Kudos to Yahoo! Sports for the photo)

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