Jun 27, 2013; New York, NY, USA; Nerlens Noel poses for a photo at the Westin Hotel prior to the NBA Draft. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Nerlens Noel Will Wear Number 5

Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Nerlens Noel (Kentucky) walks on stage after being selected as the number six overall pick to the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

According to an ESPN report, Nerlens Noel will wear the number 5 on his Sixers jersey, in honor of the teams that passed on Noel in the 2013 NBA Draft. Several people thought Noel would go #1 or #2 in the draft, but ended up slipping to the #6 overall pick, drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans then traded Noel and a 2014 draft pick to the Sixers for all-star point guard Jrue Holiday.

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