CBSSports.com’s Jeff Goodman and Gary Parrish have released their Midseason Awards and Nerlens Noel is on the Freshman All American team.
C: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky. He hasn’t been as dominant as Anthony Davis, but Noel has still been effective — especially on the defensive end. He’s averaging 10.1 points and 9.6 rebounds, and he has blocked 49 shots in 14 games.
Kentucky is also listed as the most underrated team in the country.
Most underrated team: Kentucky. The Wildcats have four losses and aren’t in the Top 25, but there aren’t 10 teams in the nation with a better shot to win a national title. In other words, UK’s résumé is just OK. But UK’s ceiling is really, really high. John Calipari’s team will compete for the SEC title, and they just might win it.
The road to the SEC Championship begins tonight at Vanderbilt, and if every thing goes as planned in the conference, it could be another fun year for the Big Blue Nation.