With the parity in college basketball, I for one thought I would never see another Fab Five. Five of the best High School freshman in the land, all assembled on the same team. Well, that now looks like it could be a very good possibility with the reclassification of Nerlens Noel, a 6'10 Center from Tilton, New Hampshire.
Noel, originally class of 2013, will graduate early and join the class of 2012. Noel is an Anthony Davis type game changer, regarded by many to be a better shot blocker than Davis. Noel will challenge Shabazz Muhammad for the number 1 overall prospect, and has already taken that spot in the ESPN 150.
Kentucky already has commitments from (16) Archie Goodwin and (14) Alex Poythress. The Cats are now looking to add (1) Shabazz Muhammad, (6) Anthony Bennett, and (1A) Nerlens Noel. With a class of 5 out of the top 16 players I think this would indeed classify as a legit Fab Five.
Kentucky could possibly lose seven players to graduation and draft so this years class would be a welcomed sight.
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