So there goes my whole Kentucky will be a sleeper until the tournament and be a shock the world team, much like Kemba Walkers UConn team.
This injury sucks and this kills any chance Kentucky has at making a run. Noel (a Brockton kid) was the number 1 recruit (maybe 2, I don't know if Shabazz was 1) coming into this year. He was supposed to be the next Anthony Davis and although he wasn't he still was a defensive monster. On the year he averaged 10 points, 9.5 rebounds and 4.4 blocks. Kentucky struggled to match last year and that is due to lack of leadership and guard play. However, the good thing that will come out of this injury is that Noel could return back to Lexington to make an already stacked Kentucky recruiting class even better next year.
I am assuming Goodwin and Poythress will leave to the NBA, but having Harrow back and Nerlens on top of the recruiting class will be really good next year.
So far this hasn't been a good year for my favorite teams and ACLs, 1st Rondo and Barbosa and now Noel. AJ McCarron better watch out, his knee could be next.