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Nerlens Noel is not Anthony Davis, and he’s perfectly OK with that

Nerlens NoelInevitably, the comparisons are going to be made. Anthony Davis, . Nerlens Noel, Anthony Davis. On the outside, they seem so alike.  One became the No. 1 recruit out of nowhere, transforming from an unheard of guard to the No. 1 recruit in the nation. The other one shot to the top of the rankings after reclassifying from the 2013 class to the 2012.  One broke the NCAA freshman single-season blocked shots record a year ago. The other is supposed to be the best high school shot blocker since Greg Oden.  Both were No. 1-ranked recruits who headlined another top-rated recruiting class, both bear unmistakable physical features and both were expected to lead to a national championship.

 

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 21, 1970, No. 2 Kentucky defeated LSU, 121-105.  Dan Issel scored 51 points, Mike Pratt 27 and Tom Parker 18 as UK outgunned LSU star “Pistol Pete” Maravich’s 64-point performance before 9,000 fans in the John Parker Memorial Coliseum.  This was the ultimate shootout between all-time SEC greats Maravich and Issel.

 

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