After considering his options, Nerlens Noel has decided to remain in the Class of 2013 instead of 2012.
“It was a possibility but I’ve been coming to the decision that… I’ll be staying 2013,” Noel told Harrison Sanford of FiveStarBasketball.com after the recent HoopHall Classic. “I’m just staying to get stronger. I think it’s going to be a good summer, a good school year. I tried to stay stress-free, just really focused on working hard academically, in the weight room and on the court and just leaving that recruiting stuff for when I got free time.
“I just can’t let it interfere with my main goal is just to get better.”