Freshman Nerlen Noels Cleared To Play For Kentucky

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Adelle Platon / October 19, 2012

Nerlen Noels is good to go. The NCAA cleared the freshman forward so he can play for the Kentucky Wildcats.

NCAA spokesman Cameron Schuh said Wednesday the 6-foot-10, 228-pound Noel was ”cleared to practice and play,” Yahoo! News reports. Though no further details were provided, Noel was the nation’s top recruit and needed to complete summer classes to satisfy the reclassification requirements.

Kentucky spokesman DeWayne Peevy said the school does not confirm eligibility until the competition begins. The defending national champion Wildcats will plat against Maryland at the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Nov. 9.