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Syracuse Basketball Recruiting 2012: Nerlens Noel Sets Date For Commitment Announcement

Minutes after tallying an unofficial total of six points, five rebounds and three blocks Sunday in the All-American Championship All-Star showcase game, the nation's top college basketball prospect, Nerlens Noel, set a date for the announcement of his commitment decision -- April 11.

"it's time to end this and make a decision," said Noel told the media after helping the East Team defeat the West Team 84-72.

After months of being recruited by the country's top college basketball programs, Noel has narrowed the field down to three schools -- Kentucky Wildcats, Syracuse Orange and Georgetown Hoyas. The two favorites are Kentucky and Syracuse, with a slim majority believing UK will be the choice.

Earlier last week, rumors spread rapidly that Noel was a solid commit to the John Calipari-led Wildcats, but Noel said the rumors were not true.

For more news on the Syracuse's offseason, check back to this SB Nation New York StoryStream. Meanwhile, the SB Nation blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician is all about the Orange.