Mar 21, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Syracuse Orange head coach Jim Boeheim during practice the day before the semifinals of the east region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE
Nerlens Noel, the top senior basketball recruit in the nation, will announce his college decision on Wednesday night. Georgetown, Syracuse and Kentucky are expected to be the finalists.
Tilton Prep center Nerlens Noel, the top basketball prospect in the high school recruiting class of 2012, will announce his college decision Wednesday night during Recruiting Nation's Signing Day Special Show at 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
It's expected that Noel's choice will come down to Georgetown, Syracuse and Kentucky. Writing on his blog for ESPN, Noel discussed the positives of each program.
"I look at Syracuse and I love the way that the coaches say that they'll use me in their offense. I really like the family atmosphere there and I feel really comfortable there," he wrote on Tuesday. "Syracuse has been on me the longest of all three schools and that is big for me.
"Then you've got Georgetown, and I really just like everything about them. When I went down there with my mom, it really opened my eyes to what they were all about. I have to factor in what a school like that can do for me, even away from being a basketball player. It's just a great school and they have a history of developing big men. Georgetown is definitely a great option for me.
"Then there's Kentucky.
"Of course they're coming off the national championship, but I'd look more at how I'd be able to fit in and how I'd be used there. I'd factor in what my role would be offensively, like Anthony Davis with a lot of lobs and catching it at the high post and things like that. Defensively I think it'll take care of itself."
Noel began his high school career at Everett High School in Everett, MA before transferring to Tilton following his sophomore year.