After shocking the basketball world and sliding to the Pelicans at pick six in the NBA Draft, Nerlens Noel will wear No. 5 for the Philadelphia 76ers. Since the legendary Allen Iverson wore Noel’s college number, three, while playing for the Sixers, the rookie big man had to make another choice.
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) July 10, 2013
Choosing the number five to represent the the teams who decided not to pick him is a smart choice, though this adds Noel to the growing list of players who have a “chip on their shoulder”.