Special to ZAGSBLOG NEW YORK – For a year, Nerlens Noel was presumed to be the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft. Yet when the moment of truth arrived, the Kentucky freshman center sat in the Green Room and slipped all the way to No. 6 and the New Orleans Pelicans.
“As always, very anxious moments at the NBA Draft,” Kentucky coach John Calipari tweeted. “I like where Nerlens ended up in Philly. I think it’s a great situation with a young team. I wish he would have been picked earlier, but that’s part of the game.”