The slide is over for the player currently considered the likely first overall pick. With its fifth selection, the Brew Hoop community selects Nerlens Noel, C, Kentucky. Noel looked like the clear top choice in this draft class before a serious knee injury cut his freshman season with the Wildcats short. Before that, Noel showed off a defensive ability well beyond his young age. His excellent athleticism made him a fearsome shot-blocker, but he also displayed great skills in the finer element of defense, from harassing guards in the pick and roll to staying anchored against opponents in the paint. However, he's undeniably raw on the offensive end and rail-thin to a degree that makes the oft-applied "skinny" label seem laughable (he insists most of the weight loss is due to the injury). As such, teams might be concerned over spending a top pick on a player in need of so much development. The team that drafts him will be hoping to get a game-changing defender in just a few years, but they'll have to be prepared to endure some recovery time for his injury and plenty of growing pains.
Plus, that hair.
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1. Ben McLemore - SG, Kansas
2. Otto Porter - SF, Georgetown
3. Victor Oladipo - SG, Indiana
4. Trey Burke - PG, Michigan
5. Nerlens Noel - C, Kentucky
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