During a recent interview, Jon Hood gave an amazing statement that Nerlens Noel is a better shot blocker than Anthony Davis. Davis is most likely the greatest shot blocker ever to put on a Kentucky jersey. If Hood is right, we are in for a treat this season.
“Nerlens is not Anthony but he blocks shots better than Anthony. I didn’t believe it either but you play one pickup game with him and you are like ‘Oh yeah, he does,’ ” Hood declared. “Nerlens doesn’t tip anything away. Nerlens goes to put it in the third row. He helps me a lot because when I have to guard Alex, there are times when Kyle doesn’t guard Alex and I have to and he just takes off down the lane and I’ll stand him up and he’ll spin and he will shoot one over the top of me and Nerlens will come across the lane and send it into the wall way over there.
“He blocks shots as hard as Dwight Howard blocks shots. He is not nearly that big, but he has room to put on weight, especially up in his shoulders. He will get there.”