Noel Reclassifying at Tilton
Nerlens Noel, one of New England’s top prospects in the class of 2012, is transferring to the Tilton School and reclassifying to the class of 2013.
Noel was already projected as a top 100 level prospect in the national class of 2012 but projects to be among the highest ranked players in the country in the class of 2013.
The six-foot-ten big man spent the first two years of his high school career at his hometown Everett High School.
“It was a great experience at Everett,” Noel told the New England Recruiting Report earlier this month. “I enjoyed the time I had there.”
At Tilton, Noel will be joining a team that has won three straight NEPSAC Class B championships and will be reloading next year with a deep and talented young roster featuring many of Noel’s teammates with the BABC AAU program including Goodluck Okonoboh, Georges Niang, and fellow newcomers Wayne Selden and Domonique Bull.
ESPN’s Michael Laplante recently called Noel “the best shot blocker the state of Massachusetts has seen since Patrick Ewing.” While his defensive instincts and abilities are unquestioned, Noel has started to turn the corner offensively in recent weeks as well.
“I’m looking forward to being in the gym a lot more and working on my game against people who are just as good as myself.”
Apparently the youngster is as humble as he is talented!
Other Transfer News
• The Rivers School has landed two talented newcomers as Nick Lund will be transferring from Woburn Memorial, repeating his junior year and reclassifying to the class of 2012. Also joining the team at Rivers will be Andrew Kaufman, a six-foot-six freshman who will be transferring from Acton-Boxboro and repeating his freshman year. The duo will provide head coach Andrew Mirken with some much needed size along the frontline to join with an already talented nucleus including Carlin Haymon, Shaquor Sandiford, Kyle Reardon, and Taariq Allen.
• Arguably the top prospect in Vermont will be leaving his home state and heading to prep school in New Hampshire. Harrison Taggart, a six-foot-four swingman from Mill River High School will head to St. Paul’s School where he will team with Tarik Smith to form a formidable one-two punch while reclassifying to the class of 2013.