Nerlens Noel earns 4th straight SEC rookie honor

Nerlens Noel's streak as the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week has reached four.

The Kentucky forward earned the honor again on Monday, becoming the first Wildcats player since John Wall (2009-10) to be selected four consecutive weeks.

Noel recorded double-doubles to help lead Kentucky to home wins over South Carolina and Auburn and extend the No. 25 Wildcats' winning streak to a season-best five games.

The 6-foot-10 Noel had 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks against South Carolina and followed with a 10-point, 12-rebound effort as Kentucky (17-6, 8-2) beat Auburn on Saturday. He also had a block, running his season total to 103.

Noel is the second Kentucky player with 100 blocks in a season, following Anthony Davis (186) last season.

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TheEffect writes:

Wash, rinse, repeat. Kentucky basketball dominates!

GR82BTNVOL writes:

in response to TheEffect:

Wash, rinse, repeat. Kentucky basketball dominates!

However, that doesn't translate into an NCAA championship or even an SEC title for that matter. Happy for the boy. Happy for you that it makes you so happy.

TheEffect writes:

You are probably right. I dont think this years team has all the pieces it needs to win it. Still fun to watch though.

GR82BTNVOL writes:

in response to TheEffect:

You are probably right. I dont think this years team has all the pieces it needs to win it. Still fun to watch though.

I'm sorry to hear he was injured. Hope it's not bad--no one in the SEC brings more excitement to the court than he does. My prayers are with you Noel.

VolunteerLifer writes:

in response to TheEffect:

Wash, rinse, repeat. Kentucky basketball dominates!

Yes, through the years, Kentucky basketball has had to be cleaned repeatedly. Rinsing? Well, we hosed them pretty good the other day.

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