A Kentucky fan watches practice before the first half of an NCAA tournament South Regional finals college basketball game against Baylor, Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Nerlens Noel is one of the top high school basketball prospects in the country and as such, he is being recruited heavily by some of the nation's top programs.
Noel has cut down his list of potential schools to just three, and one of those programs is Georgetown, who would love to add the 6'10', 215-pound Noel to its frontcourt. Yet, one of the Hoyas' competitors for Noel's services tried to sweeten the deal earlier this week.
Noel is keeping a journal of his recruiting journey at ESPN and in his most recent entry regarding his trip to the Final Four, he wrote about the methods in which fans of Kentucky, one of the other two schools on his list (the other being Syracuse), tried to convince him to become a Wildcat:
Now, of course that had a lot to do with the fact that they were playing there, but I’m always just shocked at how dedicated Kentucky fans are. One man asked me if I wanted to take his wife home with me, ha ha. I couldn’t believe it. I was like, “Nah, I’m good,” but that’s just how insane the fans were down there. Great atmosphere.
Talk about an indecent proposal. Now I understand why Kentucky's former state slogan was "It's That Friendly." Apparently.
(As first blogged by SB Nation D.C.)
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