In many ways, Nerlens Noel is ahead of schedule. He's leaving Kentucky as merely a teenager to likely become another top pick for the Cats in the NBA draft this summer and make millions of dollars by doing so.
An idea and prospect no one would pass up, especially after tearing their ACL...showing just how brief fame and success can be.
In just a moment, Noel's future and fortune almost changed. But he's ahead of schedule in rehab. Likely ready to hit the floor come Christmas.
For just a moment though let's play another "what if?"
What if Noel were to come back and play with his original high school class...the one he was in before reclassifying. What if Noel was in that group?
Believe it or not, it's something Noel thought about.
His thoughts on playing with the new untouchables and best recruiting class in UK history in the video.