As Kentucky Wildcat basketball fans, we all know about Nerlens Noel. Most of us can recite his stats from his senior season at the Tilton School and we know his wingspan and how his basketball mechanics compare to that of Anthony Davis and we know how he compares to probably every shot blocker in the NBA, past, present, and future. Some Kentucky fans probably even know what brand of razor was used to shave the infamous “UK” into his head on announcement night. That is the good part of following basketball recruiting as we get to know these kids and embrace them. Michael-Kidd-Gilchrist was probably the one of the best stories to come to Kentucky basketball in years.
But are we getting to know TOO much about these high school kids and shouldn’t some things be kept private?