- Illinois State Redbirds - November 30, 2015 - Rupp Arena - 7:00 PM EST - ESPN2
The postseason also means it’s awards season.
Now that the regular season is over, we should start seeing plenty of awards roll out over the next few days and weeks. While the Wildcats won’t reel in hardware like Anthony Davis did a season ago, there should still be several awards for the Wildcats.
Nerlens Noel kicked awards season off by getting named to Sporting News’ All-Freshman Team. Noel was joined by Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, UCLA’s Shabazz Muhammad, Kansas’ Ben McLemore and UNLV’s Anthony Bennett.
Despite missing the final fourth of the regular season, Noel finished his freshman season second on UK’s single-season blocked shots list, behind only Davis. Noel averaged 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 4.4 blocks and 2.1 blocks.
You can view Sporting News’ full post here, but here is what Mike DeCourcy wrote about Noel, who finished the season
Noel’s dunk one of eight plays up for GEICO Play of the Year