Nerlens Noel who is an American professional basketball player is currently playing for Philadelphia 76ers of National Basketball Association. His collegiate basketball career ended in the first season with the tear of his cruciate ligament at University of Kentucky. He was then drafted with 6th overall pick in 2013 NBA draft by New Orleans Pelicans. Later, his rights were traded to Philadelphia 76ers. Noel plays as the center as well as power forward and he was also one of the Top High School Basketball Players in the class of 2012. He is mostly known for his trademark hi-top hairstyle.
Nerlens is the native of Malden, Massachusetts. He came into this world on 10th April of the year 1994 which has now made him reach at the age of 21. He belongs to an American nationality. He is a tall guy with the towering height of 6 feet and 11 inches that is 2.11 m. He has two brothers and a sister. Both of his parents are the immigrants from Haiti. He spent a couple of years of the high school at the Everett High School. After the sophomore year, he was then transferred to the Tilton School located in Tilton, New Hampshire. He was originally the part of the class 2013, but he was reclassified to 2012 college recruiting class.
Prior to that, Nerlens has been rated as number 1 player in class of 2012 by the ESPN as well as Scout.com and the number 2 by SLAM. He was also selected for playing in 2012 Nike Hoop Summit and 2012 Jordan Brand Classic. Addition to his career in high school, he also played AAU basketball on same team as the future Sixers teammate Michael Carter-WIlliams. Soon after completing his high school graduation, an article in New York Time described him as being hailed as One of the Best shot blockers of the generation despite he was also describes as having unrefined offensive skills.
Noel entered to the 2013 NBA draft after playing a season at University of Kentucky as well as he was projected to be one of the top picks with many considering him the favorite to be picked first in draft. In addition to that, he was also invited to sit in the green room which is a room of projected top 10-15 collegiate basketball players during draft and ended up being selected with 6th overall pick by New Orleans Pelicans. Later, he signed with the 76ers on 24th September of the year 2013. Besides that, more details about his bio, salary, game highlights and injury can be found in various sources.