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Nerlens Noel offers glimpse of potential

Nerlens Noel - photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

– photo by Tammie Brown | WildcatWorld.com

In the buildup to the 2012-13 men's basketball season, has delivered several messages to fans, but perhaps none more prominent than the missive that freshman forward Nerlens Noel is still a work in progress and is most certainly not Anthony Davis, no matter how much they might be compared with each other.

The lessening of expectations for Noel appeared to pay dividends after he was posterized by his fellow freshman Willie Cauley-Stein during the Big Blue Madness scrimmage. He followed that performance up with nine points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots in the Blue-White Scrimmage, but fans still admitted he had work to do, especially on offense.

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