As part of John Calipari’s annual Pro Camp for kids, four Wildcats from the 2012-13 KEntucky squad were on hand today for the event serving as camp instructors, and they got a chance to speak on life after UK:
I just got back from Philadelphia, had my press conference, got introduced. For the most part, I’ve been in Birmingham, Ala., just really rehabbing. That was the thing, just really getting after it.
The knee feels great. I’m just definitely staying after it, working hard and staying focused. As opposed to a timetable, I’m just being careful, staying patient. Definitely want to come back a lot stronger than I was before, being able to maintain the physical play of the league and just working on my body overall.
I’m ahead of schedule still. I’ve been working really hard to get back. I’m just getting a lot stronger, and I feel great now. It’s something I’ve really got to be careful with cause I want to have a long career and make sure it lasts. I don’t want to rush it now to put anything at risk.
Being Drafted by 76ers:
I was really thankful that I got drafted. Not everybody has the opportunity to play in the NBA. For me to even be in that position, I was really blessed and thankful of it. I’m just looking forward now. I’m a 76er, and I’m just definitely keeping my mind right and looking to get back on the court as soon as possible.
Back in Lexington working the kids camp. Man, I missed this place! #BBN
— Nerlens Noel (@NerlensNoel3) July 29, 2013