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New York Knicks | #3 | Center-Forward

Nerlens

Noel

PPG

3.1

RPG

4.7

APG

0.4

PIE

8.4

6'11" | 220lb | 26 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

centers with 101.1 (min. 60 games). On 4/5 vs. Detroit, grabbed a game-high four steals and swatted two blocks while grabbing four boards and scoring six points. On 3/29 vs. Denver, went a perfect 4-for-4 from the field to tally eight points, seven rebounds and two blocks. On 2/14 at New Orleans, notched his second double-double of the season with a season-high 22 points and 13 rebounds, grabbing two steals and shooting 10-of-16 from the floor. On 1/29 at Orlando, registered 12 points on 6-of- 10 shooting, seven rebounds and five blocks. On 1/4 at Portland, went a perfect 4-for-4 from the field to tally 10 points, five rebounds, three steals and two blocks. On 12/31 vs. Dallas, recorded 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting and five rebounds. On 12/3 at Detroit, registered 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting, eight rebounds, two steals and two blocks. On 11/30 at Detroit, shot 6-for-7 from the floor to finish with 14 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks. On 10/28 vs. Phoenix, produced his first doubledouble of the season with 20 points and 15 rebounds along with two assists and four steals. Led the team in rebounding twice. Scored 10+ points seven times and 20+ points twice. Notched two double-doubles. Missed one game with an illness. Sat out three games on concussion protocol. Sat out one game with a left quad contusion.

BEFORE NBA

In lone season at Kentucky (2012-13), averaged 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 2.1 steals and an NCAAbest 4.4 blocks while shooting 59.0 percent from the floor (99-166). Named SEC Defensive Player of the Year, SEC Rookie of the Year and First Team All-SEC. Despite only playing in 24 games, led the conference in total blocks with 106 on the season. Joined Anthony Davis as the only players in UK history to record at least 50 steals and 50 blocks in the same season. Recorded at least five blocks in half of his 24 games played, including a school-record 12 rejections in the win at Mississippi (1/29). Recorded five double-doubles. Logged 14 games in double-digit scoring. Notched nine games with at least 10 rebounds. Finished with 16 points, eight rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks against Duke on 12/22. Registered 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals on 11/16 vs. Lafayette. Tallied 18 points on 9-of-11 field goals, eight rebounds, five assists and five blocks vs. LIU-Brooklyn on 11/23. Posted his first double-double on 12/22 at Marshall with 11 points, 10 rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Second double-double came on 1/12 vs. Texas A&M with 15 points, 11 rebounds, a season-high six assists, four steals and seven blocks. Set season highs of 19 points on 7-of-10 field goals and 14 rebounds to go with three assists and two blocks on 2/2 at Texas A&M. Finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks vs. South Carolina on 2/5. Wrapped up a streak of three straight doubledoubles with 10 points and 12 rebounds on 2/9 vs. Auburn. Suffered a torn ACL in his left knee at Florida on 2/12 and missed the remainder of the season.

PERSONAL LIFE

Son of Dorcina Noel. Has two older brothers and one younger sister. Favorite sports team outside of basketball is the New England Patriots. Enjoys playing video games. Lists Lil Uzi Vert as his favorite music artist and Will Smith as his favorite actor. The best moment of his career was making the NBA playoffs for the first time. Claims Denzel Washington as his celebrity look-alike. If he didn’t play basketball, he would be an FBI agent. Works with POWERforward International, Inc. in Haiti, which is a nonprofit organization that inspires underprivileged children to achieve more through education.