Norvel Pelle Expected To Enter Draft

Another early entrant will declare his intent, according to Marc J. Spears, who tweets word that 6'10" center Norvel Pelle plans to enter this June's draft. As Spears notes, Pelle was ranked as the top center of the 2011 high schools by

After initially committing to St. John's for the 2011/12 season, Pelle was ruled ineligible when the NCAA did not accept three summer classes he took at Philadelphia's Northeast Preparatory School. The big man committed to Iona for 2012/13, but was again never cleared by the NCAA. One source told Adam Zagoria of back in December that Pelle "went to so many schools, they’re still probably trying to track down his paperwork."

Pelle, who spent last season at L.A. City Prep, was once viewed as a top recruit, so if he doesn't withdraw his name from draft consideration before next month's deadline, NBA teams may kick the tires on him. I'd be pretty surprised if he ends up being drafted though.

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