Lexington, Ky. (WKYT) - UK freshman Nerlens Noel, the big man out of Everett, Massachusetts says he's eligible. Coach John Calipari never expressed any concern that Noel would be coming to Lexington but he did need to take two summer school courses to meet NCAA Standards.
"Sandy Bell called me and woke me up," Noel told CBSSports.com on Wednesday afternoon. "She told me I was good to go. I knew I did it, but I was still nervous waiting on the official word."
Noel went on to say he an A in English and a B-plus in history.
"I needed two B's," Noel said. "I never studied that hard in my life."
CBSSports.com reported Noel will leave for Lexington on Aug. 19 and quoted Noel as saying he struggled this past week in California at the adidas nations camp, "It was frustrating," Noel said of his play. "I just didn't have my wind, but it was all worth it because the focus was to get eligible for this season."