Vote For Nerlens Noel’s Draft Night Suit

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Through the years we’ve seen the NBA Draft turn into a memorable night not only for hoop dreams, but fashion statements as well. The suit you choose on Draft night will be captured forever in pictures and on film, so it only makes sense to take care with what you wear.

One of the top picks in this year’s Draft looks to be Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel. And while he waits to find out which team will be drafting him, he’s currently figuring out what to wear. Which is where you come in.

Nerlens has his choices narrowed down to three suits, pictured below. The first two looks are by Jhoanna Alba, and the third is by Roger Mischel. All three look great, but Nerlens can only rock one on draft night. Cast your vote down below and tune into the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday night at 7:00 ET on ESPN to see the winning look.







UPDATE (6/27, 12:45 PM): Voting is now closed. Watch the Draft tonight to see the winner!


  1. Desmond Samuels says:

    HUGE UK FAN! I like #2 suit *thumbs up*

  2. Kelly Dunn says:

    Look #2!

  3. Mr.Z says:


  4. Linda S says:

    I hope whatever he wears he will not be wearing brown shoes with blue or black. It is so uncouth!

  5. NBA HUGE FAN says:

    Love #3, researched this guy on his website, his suits are MADE IN THE USA!!! super sharp, first 2 look way too busy. GO 3!

  6. doubledown44 says:

    Look #3 is definitely the one that will age the best as the video is shown in the future. The first two will look dated.

  7. Addison Daphne says:

    Look three is certainly the sharpest of them all!

  8. Ariela Karolin says:

    Look # 3 is sharp , looks like a very expensive suit , the other 2 look cheap

  9. Greg says:

    1 b/c the suit has a modern sophisticated look and will compliment his frame extremely well. The paired shirt, tie and square pull things together to give a fresh and informal, but professional look. It will convey a notion that he is a grown man ready to take the next step, but understands that he has room to grow to become the polished professional athlete he aspires to become. The second and the third are great choices, but i believe they would be more well-suited after he moves into his career (no pun intended). I wish him the best of luck in draft, and am sure he will make his Old Kentucky Home proud in the big time.

  10. Asha says:

    Number 3 is the one. I do not like brown shoes with a blue or gray suit!

  11. # 2 is the suit I have chosen. Noel should wear something that stands out and will draw attention to him.

  12. BIG BLUE NATION says:

    Suit #2 looks like what Anthony Davis wore last year. Nerlens is this years #1 and needs to make his own statement with suit #1……it will look good with the Cleveland Cavs hat!

  13. Felicia says:

    Suit #3 is the best and will make him look professional and stylish. The only strong suggestion is to wear black or dark navy shoes.

  14. Grecko says:

    Look Two, but with black shoes and belt.

  15. Izzy says:

    Number 3 is the best look with some grey, blue or black shoes not to loud but conservative lace ups or other. Good Luck!

  16. JL says:

    Do yourself a favor and burn all three suits. You aren’t going to a playas’ ball or a pimps’ party. Your clothing taste needs some adjustmenting. Subscribe to GQ Magazine, and checkout Bar III suits. They will tantalize your fashion sense. A young man needs three great basic suits: Blue, Gray and black. You don’t have to break the bank to look good (spend no more than $300). You can look expensive, but you don’t have to spend more than necessary.

  17. Biby Wexler says:


  18. cam says:

    anyone who thinks look 3 is the best knows ZERO about style. wearing a matching pocket square/tie combo is about the worst look you could ever do. and the length of the jacket is beyond terrible. look 1 or 2 without question

  19. taylor says:

    it really doesn’t matter.. wear a suit to help your game because you don’t have… no game.. the nba is getting so weak. this guy can’t play in the big boys league.. are u kidding me… need two more years old college and work on his game.. will never be a all-star..

  20. Fred says:

    Number three!

    The shirts would not look good on Nerlens in one and two.

  21. ReyRey says:

    are you freaking kidding me? This Kid is too self absorbed. who cares what the heck you are wearing! Be focused on making a full recovery from your injury. This is what counts as sports news now a days? This doesn’t belong on Bleacher Report or any other sports media.

    • cheercat9 says:

      Dont comment on a kids personality when you dont know him. Nerlens is a great person and is just having a little fun with his fans. Good Grief people take a break!!

  22. Joy Sims says:

    Gotta go with #3 since it’s the only one with pants.

  23. clint says:

    #3 Nerlens is for you!

  24. Missy says:

    Look #2 is ALL BBN!

  25. Concerned says:

    This kid needs some orthodontia more than a fancy suit of clothes. Let’s hope his agent takes care of this with his first paycheck!

  26. baller 3000 says:

    If he picks number #3 he will get first pick in the draft

  27. tharpey says:

    i’m sorry….but is he suit shopping in someone’s dirty basement?

  28. Wilder says:

    #2 hands down. Rock the draft!

  29. Doug says:

    Look 2 without a doubt!

  30. Roger says:

    who cares what he wears? as long he gets drafted i dont care, i care about how he balls, not what he wears. smh some people have nothing better to do then right stuff like this. get a life

  31. Jimmy Buckets says:

    Why does it seam like he is borrowing Chris Bosh’s suits?

  32. Abbie says:

    #3 is THE ONLY CHOICE!

  33. Greg Best says:

    I voted for #3 very clean cut and stand for business, and though I’m aware that he is a young man. I feel that he should let others know he is about business. After all isn’t that what this sport is all about.

  34. lebron james says:

    look 2

  35. Adam Newman says:

    Suit 1: Incredible pairing of colors and lines. #2 is too much like Kentucky. Not that he shouldn’t pay homage to his school but the draft is about “you” the individual, not the school you played half a season at. #1 is simply an eye-catching ensemble….the other two are nice but not close.

  36. leisa prater says:

    # 3….Pinstripes on Nerlen will look awesome!!! # 2 would look good on hiim but the brown shoes with the grey doesnt do it for me!!!!!

  37. UK Fan! says:

    Look 2 – but with all three wear black shoes and belt – not brown!

  38. Michael says:

    If Cleveland grey, if Orlando blue 😉
    all best from Poland!

  39. Tamara says:

    Look Number 2….number 1 is horrible plaid and polka dots do not look good together then you put a green hankie with socks that aren’t even near the same color ughhhh…..Number 3 looks like your going to work on wall street!!! GO WITH NUMBER 2!!!!!!

  40. Peter says:

    Wheres dat pants for 1 and 2

  41. lasalle says:

    Let your conscience be your guide!

  42. Kerry Fitzpatrick says:

    He will look good in any of them, but #2 is the most professional. But he will look best in uniform next season. Nerlens is a very talented young man with a great work ethic and a lot of maturity. Good luck in the NBA and we look forward to seeing you visit back here at UK.

  43. Lori Feeney says:

    Look #2 for sure. Pinstripes will make strange patterns on TV. But the gray and cool blue combo is just right for summer. Love it!

  44. Julie says:

    Suit #3 is the clear choice. Roger Mischel’s clothing is unmatched in quality and style. He dresses the top professionals for a good reason…he’s amazing!

  45. Hedge says:

    Look #2, but lose those socks.

  46. Mark says:


  47. Tyler says:

    I voted for #2, but I do wish that he would add pants to the outfit.

  48. hegotgame? says:

    #1 is sick.. should choose 1.

  49. BBAll Gurl says:

    Look number three is super sexy

  50. 1234 says:

    Who cares?

  51. Tyler says:

    Obviously look number 3! It’s the only one with pants! I don’t want to see a half naked Nerlens on stage.

  52. MIKE says:

    LOOK 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. chris says:

    Look 2

  54. Patrick O'Donnell says:

    I don’t anything about the Kentucky Cat supposedly going first in the draft, but he was a freshman last year right? And, they had a horrible season right? How can he be worthy of a 1 except for the fact that size usually goes early in the draft and teams need size. If you base it on talent and winning, Victor Olidipo needs to go first. Just sayin’

    • RJ says:

      It’s also based on things like competitiveness, athletic ability, potential as far as ability to grow physically and mentally, defensive impact, length, instincts, etc… Plus he was out half the season, and Kentucky likely would’ve been a lot better with him playing all season.

  55. Patrick O'Donnell says:

    I don’t care for any of the suits but I guess 3 would be the most appropriate. More formal looking. This is an important moment in a persons life where they want to look there most professional and formal.

  56. Matthew says:

    Number 3… Must wear pants,

  57. RJ says:

    As for the suits, I would wear some casual attire and donate the money that would’ve been otherwise wasted on extremely overpriced clothing to a charitable cause, perhaps one that gets poor people clothed.

  58. Pidorashka says:

    Those brown shoes and a belt do not go with first and third options. At all. Not even a chance.Such a mauvais ton. Black shoes for blue/black suits only.

    I vote for option #3. An obvious choice because of the very well picked combination of a tie, shirt and a suit color. Fit right in.

    Just DON’T wear those brown shoes and a belt, Nerlens, just don’t. These are a good fit for a pair of jeans and a brown/dark grey jacket that you would usually wear to a bar, but not with those suits displayed on those three pictures above.

  59. nurjanah says:

    I like basketball

  60. FuPAYme says:

    Either #1 or #2 would be fine. The #3 suit is the absolute worst. Don’t do it! Even if #3 wins, you shouldn’t wear it. I like #2 the best. It’s the sharpest choice you have here. #2 is slick and stylish. Wouldn’t want to get caught dead in #3

  61. Ariela Karolin says:

    Suite #3 looks so rich and professional , this color stands out , the other 2 look cheap made .You are becoming a millionaire ,and you must look like one too

  62. Phil Bartlett says:

    Hope that suit comes with a game.

  63. Isaac green says:

    Suit #3

  64. Deez Nutts says:

    #2 is too fresh!!! Yup go with #2

  65. theta says:

    number 2 suit – very professional and fits his hair

  66. BonnieBeaverMD says:

    #2 is my vote.