NCAA says Nerlens Noel has been cleared to compete

Nerlens Noel - photo by Tammie Brown |
Nerlens Noel – photo by Tammie Brown |

University of basketball coach said during an interview on on Wednesday morning that star freshman Nerlens Noel “is cleared to practice and cleared to play games.”  Wednesday afternoon, spokesman Bob Williams confirmed that in an email to USA TODAY Sports. “ is cleared to practice and compete,” Williams wrote.   reported in August that the had expanded its review of Noel’s eligibility. The report said the review was not on academics but on activities surrounding Noel’s recruitment, including how he paid for unofficial campus visits.


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