Nerlens Noel, the number 1 ranked player in this years 2012 high school class has made it public that he plans on giving Anthony Davis’ single-season freshman record of blocked shots a run for it’s money.
“I’m going after that shot-blocking record,” Noel said confidently. “That’s just something to motivate myself to keep playing hard on defense. You’ve always got to set a goal of what you want to accomplish, and I definitely want to go after that.”
Anthony Davis set the NCAA record for most blocked shots in a single season by a freshman with 186 blocked shots. Hassan Whiteside was the previous holder of that record as he denied 182 shots his freshman year, and played 6 less games than Davis did.
If Noel really wants a challenge he should go after the all-time NCAA single-season blocked shots record set by The Admiral, David Robinson. In his Junior year The Admiral put up 207 blocked shots in 35 games, 5 less than Davis’ 40 games last season.
Noel has some pretty big shoes to fill right now as he plans on suiting up for Kentucky this season. If he does accomplish his goal I’m pretty sure if will give him consensus number 1 pick status in next years NBA draft.