Nerlens Noel Starts in Rising Stars Challenge
Philadelphia 76ers big man Nerlens Noel started at center for Team USA in Friday night’s BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge. Noel played for nearly 17 minutes and did what he does best by blocking 2 shots and recording 2 steals during that span. In addition, the energetic second year player was able to put up 4 points and grab 4 rebounds.
Even though Team USA came up short against Team World in the event, Noel was still grateful for the opportunity to take part in the game.
“Just to get out and play is a humbling experience,” said Noel. “You know, to be sidelined for a year away from basketball, festivities like this… feels great.”