|Nerlens Noel: Class of 2013|
Written by: Prospect-Central
The 6th Annual State Farms Tournament of Champions is considered the #1 Thanksgiving high school basketball event in the nation and has always featured some of the top ranked teams and players throughout the country. This year is no different. One of the top teams in the event this year is national power house The Tilton School. The Tilton School is currently the #3 ranked team in the nation and they are led by the #3 player in the class of 2013 Nerlens Noel. Nerlens Noel is considered by many to not only be the best defensive player in the nation regardless of class, but possibly the best defensive player at the high school level since Greg Oden. There is no question that Nerlens Noel is a future NBA player and potentially a lottery selection. I currently have Noel in the 2014 NBA Mock Draft Lottery...but let's not get ahead of ourselves. For the time being, Nerlens Noel is a junior in high school and is playing for one of the best teams in the nation. Along side Noel are three outstanding players in Georges Niang (2012), Goodluck Okonoboh (2013) and the #8 player in the class of 2014 Wayne Selden Jr. This game between The Tilton School (NH) and Sunrise Christian Academy (KS) actually took place yesterday on November 25, 2011 so technically it's not live. Nerlens Noel will definitely be playing in the NBA in the future...but for the time being...let's watch this future star play in high school.