- position Forward
- height 6-10
- Weight 228
- class Freshman
- Hometown Everett, Mass.
- High school Tilton
Freshman: Wayman Tisdale Midseason Watch List … SEC Freshman of the Week (1/21, 1/28, 2/4) … ESPN Defensive Player of the Month (December) … SEC Freshman of the Year … SEC Defensive Player of the Year … 1st Team All-SEC … All-SEC Defensive Team … Freshman All-SEC … USBWA Freshman All-America … Secured fifth double-double of season and third straight against Auburn with 10 points and 12 rebounds … Posted fourth double-double of the season in win over South Carolina with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go along with five blocks … Tallied third double-double of the season at Texas A&M with a career-high 19 points and 14 rebounds … Recorded a school-record 12 blocks in win at Ole Miss … Posted 10 points, eight rebounds, six blocks and two assists vs. LSU … Totaled eight points, 13 rebounds and a career-high eight blocks against Alabama … Finished with 10 points, nine rebounds, seven blocks in 25 minutes in win at Auburn … Solid stat line against Tennessee with 12 points, nine rebounds, six blocks, four steals and two assists … Against Texas A&M, finished with 15 points, 11 rebounds, seven blocks, six assists and four steals … In SEC debut at Vanderbilt, finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and two steals … Grabbed 13 rebounds against Eastern Michigan … Registered first career double-double against Marshall with 11 points and 10 rebounds … Totaled seven points, nine rebounds, seven blocks and four steals in 22 minutes against Lipscomb … Blocked seven shots against Portland, while grabbing nine rebounds … Against Samford totaled 13 points, six rebounds, five blocks and two steals in 25 minutes … Grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds, and tallied six steals, third most by a freshman, against Baylor … Scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds at Notre Dame … Against LIU Brooklyn, finished with 18 points, eight rebounds, career-high five assists and five blocks … Tallied first double-figure rebounding game with 11 boards against Morehead State … Against Lafayette totalled 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block … Posted personal bests with 16 points, 6-of-8 free throw shooting and four steals in game against Duke.
Named the USA Today National Player of the Year … Earned Parade All-America honors … Rated as the top player by ESPNU recruiting and Scout.com and the best center prospect … Tabbed the top-ranked center and the second-best overall player by Rivals … Averaged 12.6 points, 3.9 blocks and 7.2 rebounds per game as a senior at Tilton … A member of the Jordan Brand Classic East squad and was one of four finalists for 2012 Naismith High School Boys Player of the Year … A member of the USA Junior National Select Team for Nike Hoops Summit.
Son of Dorcina Noel … Chose Kentucky over Georgetown and Syracuse … Born April 10, 1994 in Malden, Mass.