This is Noel Nerlen and he’s the consensus top recruit in the class of 2012. Nerlen is currently writing a blog for ESPN.com chronicling his senior season. On Wednesday he penned a post about his intentions to choose between UConn, Kentucky, and Georgetown next Wednesday and his experience in New Orleans during the Final Four weekend for the All-America Championships.
During his time in the Big Easy, fans show Nerlen love, stopped him for pictures, and one Kentucky fan even offered to let him take his wife home. Only if he signed with Kentucky though, of course.
I just got back from New Orleans playing in the All-American Championships and had a ball. The game was fun, of course, just playing with all my boys, but we had even more fun hanging out in the city.
I checked out Bourbon Street and, man, that was just crazy! No other word for that.
I’ve never taken that many pictures in my life. Ever.
I literally got stopped hundreds of times and took dozens and dozens of pictures. The fans were showing me so much love out there, and I definitely have to say that most of the fans were from Kentucky.
Now, of course that had a lot to do with the fact that they were playing there, but I’m always just shocked at how dedicated Kentucky fans are. One man asked me if I wanted to take his wife home with me, ha ha. I couldn’t believe it. I was like, “Nah, I’m good,” but that’s just how insane the fans were down there. Great atmosphere.
Kentucky fans always have the team in mind.