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07/12/2013 09:15 am ET

Nerlens Noel To Wear No. 5 On Jersey To Remind Him Of Teams Passing On Him During NBA Draft

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By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports

What's in a number? Plenty, if you're Nerlens Noel. According to Noel's family, Nerlens is not going to continue wearing No. 3, like he did as a member of the Kentucky Wildcats and instead, Noel will wear No. 5. In case you're wondering why he chose that number specifically, it's meant to remind the 19-year-old how many teams passed on him in the 2013 NBA Draft. And you thought not getting the No. 1 overall pick would've been enough motivation...

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