The Case for Nerlens Noel

The front runners for the NBA Rookie of the Year Award are generally celebrated for their offensive performances because, well, let’s face it, points on the board are more exciting than the less tangible, disruptive defensive game –- but Philadelphia 76ers forward, Nerlens Noel, has proven to be the exception to the rule. Since the NBA All-Star game and private training time with CoachUp, Noel has taken already impressive stats and elevated them to superstar status amongst legends like David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon with a dynamic and explosive defensive game that is unheard of from a player of his experience, position, and stature.

We've created an infographic to celebrate Nerlens's accomplishments and stellar rookie season. Click below to view the infographic and decide for yourself if he deserves to be considered for NBA Rookie of the Year.

 

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