Kentucky top freshman dunked on (VIDEO)
by Molly Geary, USA TODAY Sports
Friday night at Rupp Arena meant the first chance for Kentucky fans to see their latest heralded freshman class, headlined by top recruit Nerlens Noel.
But instead of providing the event’s highlight play, Noel was the victim of a highlight-reel as fellow freshman Willie Cauley-Stein posterized him on a 2-on-1 fast-break during the team’s scrimmage.
The 7-foot Cauley-Stein received a behind-the-back pass from yet another freshman, Archie Goodman, and immediately went up to dunk it. Standing in the way was 6-foot-10 Noel, but it was no matter for Cauley-Stein, who threw it down right over him.
Despite Friday night’s mishap, Noel is often lauded for his shot-blocking ability, and head coach John Calipari is intrigued by the idea of playing Noel and Cauley-Stein at the same time.
“I may stack them together, put them both on the same side of the court,” said Calipari on Thursday at Kentucky’s annual Media Day. “I may put them on the elbow. I’m going to mess around.”
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