Nerlens Noel, Kentucky Recruit And Mass Native, Subject Of NCAA Inquiry

LEXINGTON, KY - APRIL 17: Anthony Davis, Doron Lamb,Terrence Jones, John Calipari the Kentucky Wildcats, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Marquis Teague talks with the media during the news conference in which all five players announced they will enter the NBA draft at Joe Craft Center on April 17, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Nerlens Noel, one of the nation's top high school basketball recruits, is the subject of an NCAA inquiry. Noel, who will attend the University of Kentucky, is a native of Massachusetts and attended the Tilton School in New Hampshire.

Nerlens Noel, one of the nation's top high school basketball recruits, is the subject of a National Collegiate Athletic Association inquiry, according to a New York Times report.

The N.C.A.A. sent two members of its enforcement staff to Massachusetts this week to inquire about Nerlens Noel, who is the country's top basketball recruit and has committed to play at Kentucky.

Cindi Merrill and Frank Smith, assistant directors of enforcement with the N.C.A.A., went to Everett High School on Tuesday to meet with school officials about the 6-foot-10 Noel, who spent his freshman and sophomore years there. Merrill and Smith specialize in basketball-related issues. (via The New York Times)

The inquiry is focused around Noel's relationship with Chris Driscoll, a former assistant at Providence who is close to Noel, as well as Errol Randolph, who was a substitue teacher at Everett High School, which Noel attended. The NCAA will also inquire about Noel's finances, according to the report. Noel played his high school basketball at Everett High School and also attended the Tilton School in New Hampshire. Noel is 18 years old.

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