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Nerlens Noel’s haircut is starting to catch on among his teammates

Jeff Eisenberg
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It looks like Kentucky's heir apparent in the paint may be more successful than his predecessor in persuading his teammates to adopt his signature look.

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Whereas only rabid fans were willing to pay tribute to Anthony Davis' celebrated unibrow this past winter, incoming freshman Nerlens Noel has already managed to get his future point guard to imitate his famed high top fade. The above photo the nation's No. 1 recruit tweeted on Tuesday shows NC State transfer Ryan Harrow sporting what Noel is calling the "Flat Top Gumby."

It remains to be seen whether Noel can get any more Kentucky players to don the haircut Kid 'n Play made famous, but rest assured it probably won't be a team-wide trend. Hard to imagine Kyle Wiltjer or Jarrod Polson getting any ideas.

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Regardless, Noel will always be unique for at least one reason: The UK logo shaved into the back of his head.

Said Noel in his latest ESPN.com diary entry: "I've decided to keep the "UK" throughout the college season. So it's not going anywhere."

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