Nerlens Noel Nominated For Geico Play Of The Year

02/04/2013 12:49 PM

Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel was nominated for Geico Play of the Year for his alley-oop throw down against Auburn on January 19. Each week for eight weeks, four plays will be nominated. Fans can vote on Facebook at, and one play from each week will advance to the finals. The winner will be announced April 6 on during the Geico Best of College Basketball special on CBS.

In the game against Auburn, Archie Goodwin threw up the alley oop for Noel, who hurtled a defender for the two-hand dunk. Watch the play here and be sure to vote!

About Erin Jentz

Erin Jentz is producer of cn|2 Sports and KSTV. Erin is a 2012 graduate of Northwestern University and is quickly making the adjustment from supporting purple Wildcats to covering the blue Cats. Before joining cn|2 Erin interned at WLS in Chicago, KXAN in Austin and YNN Austin, a fellow Time Warner Cable affiliate. She had the opportunity to cover the Round Rock Express celebrating their playoff berth, Heisman winner Robert Griffin III playing in his last regular season game, and former John-Calipari-recruit Derrick Rose competing with the Chicago Bulls. Erin can be reached at 502-792-1132 or Follow Erin on Twitter @ErinJentz_cn2.



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