NCAA investigators were at Everett High School in Massachusetts on Tuesday to inquire about Nerlens Noel, the nation’s top-ranked recruit who signed with Kentucky.
A New York Times report said the 6-foot-10 center scheduled to graduate from Tilton School, a New Hampshire boarding school, this month was being investigated by Cindi Merrill and Frank Smith, assistant directors of enforcement with the NCAA.
The school’s principal, Louis Baldi, said the 75-minute interview revolved around well-being questions, not compliance or academics, and didn’t feel like an investigation. The focus of the inquiry is likely former Providence assistant Chris Driscoll, a former Providence assistant banned by Tilton earlier in the year. There is also some interest in Noel’s financial records, the Times reported.
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“It was conversation, very collegial,” he told the Times.
Noel attended Everett High School as a freshman and sophomore.