With just one day to go (and counting!) before Nerlens Noel makes his decision among Georgetown, Syracuse and Kentucky, fans of all three schools still have no idea where he will decide to go.
As Nerlens turned 18 years young today, we were treated to his final blog entry for ESPN, and while it's difficult to figure out which way Noel is leaning in these entries, they usually contain some interesting fodder to help excite and scare all three fanbases.
Interesting nuggets after The Jump:
First, Nerlens discusses his strong relationship with his Mom, who has reportedly been a big fan of Georgetown throughout this process:
Anyone who knows me knows my mom, Dorcina, has to sign off on any decision and that she will play a major part in any decision. So tonight is when I'll talk to her about it all.
The first school Nerlens touches on is Syracuse, and interestingly it is the shortest discussion:
I look at Syracuse and I love the way that the coaches say that they'll use me in their offense. I really like the family atmosphere there and I feel really comfortable there. Syracuse has been on me the longest of all three schools and that is big for me.
Next up is Georgetown, about which Nerlens had this to say:
Then you've got Georgetown, and I really just like everything about them. When I went down there with my mom, it really opened my eyes to what they were all about. I have to factor in what a school like that can do for me, even away from being a basketball player. It's just a great school and they have a history of developing big men. Georgetown is definitely a great option for me.
And finally, Kentucky:
Of course they're coming off the national championship, but I'd look more at how I'd be able to fit in and how I'd be used there. I'd factor in what my role would be offensively, like Anthony Davis with a lot of lobs and catching it at the high post and things like that. Defensively I think it'll take care of itself.
So what did we learn from this latest entry? Unfortunately, not much. But it does appear that Georgetown is squarely in the mix and has a legitimate chance of being the choice come tomorrow. What I do find interesting is that this entry is the second time he has made it a point to state that he and Shabazz Muhammad haven't spoken about their destinations.
So as you all can see, this thing won't be easy. Of course me and Shabazz (Muhammad) will be deciding at the same time and I talked to him about that at the Hoop Summit, but we didn't talk about schools at all. We never have.
Is this just a set up his tweet last night that he is going to shock the world tomorrow? Are they both headed to the same school?
In any case, the next one day, six hours, and counting should be interesting...