Report: Kentucky commit Nerlens Noel is academically on track

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Big-time programs are going through this every season at this point. Kansas just found out that freshman Milton Doyle will be eligible to play this season, which was a great relief following a 2011 eligibility decision that cost the team much of its depth. Kentucky has dealt with the NCAA’s harsh spotlight as well in recent seasons. Somtimes the blue-bloods win, sometimes they lose.

According to a very recent post from Kentucky journalist John Clay, Nerlens Noel – the star of John Calipari’s next New Model Army — is on track to make his debut in blue as well.

Clay’s source is none other than Kentucky Assistant AD Chris Woolard, by way of a tweet from Danville Advocate-Messenger writer Larry Vaught, which was first re-posted by A Sea of Blue. In other words, this is Clay reporting a tweet posted by a blogger, written by another journalist who heard an athletic department staffer say something vague and unconfirmable about a guy most of us have never seen play. As such, I’m prepared to re-re-re-report this ephemeral bit of fluff to you, the loyal NBC College Basketball Talk readership. It’s a lead-pipe cinch!

Can anybody else not wait for real Olympic basketball to start? Because I can’t.