David Noel

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David Noel
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Noel at men's World Cup Qualifying game in 2022
Capital City Go-Go
PositionAssistant coach
LeagueNBA G League
Personal information
Born (1984-02-27) February 27, 1984 (age 39)
Durham, North Carolina
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolSouthern Durham (Durham, North Carolina)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career2006–2017
PositionSmall forward
Coaching career2017–present
Career history
As player:
2006–2007Milwaukee Bucks
2008Tulsa 66ers
2008DKV Joventut
2008–2009Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2009Reno Bighorns
2009Barangay Ginebra Kings
2009–2010Chorale Roanne Basket
2012–2013BCM Gravelines
2013Edymax SPU Nitra
2013–2015Orléans Loiret Basket
As coach:
2017–2019Southern HS
2019–presentCapital City Go-Go (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

David Anthony Noel III (born February 27, 1984) is an American retired professional basketball player and current assistant coach of the Capital City Go-Go of the NBA G League. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Noel was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second round of the 2006 NBA draft with their lone pick, 39th overall.

Noel averaged 2.7 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game during his sole season with the Bucks. On January 20, 2008, David Noel joined the Tulsa 66ers of the NBDL. On November 7, 2008, he was selected with the 14th pick in the first round of the 2008 NBA D-League Draft by the Albuquerque Thunderbirds.[1]

On March 2, 2009, Noel was traded to the Reno Bighorns for Antonio Meeking.[2]

Later that year, Noel was chosen by the Barangay Ginebra Kings team of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to be their import.[3]

Noel played with the French team Chorale Roanne Basket during the 2009-10 season. [4] He then played two seasons with Paris-Levallois Basket, the second alongside former North Carolina teammate Jawad Williams. On September 25, 2012, BCM Gravelines announced that they had signed Noel.[5] He left them in February 2013.[6]

On March 1, 2013, he signed with Edymax SPU Nitra in Slovakia.[7] In June 2013, he returned to France and signed a one-year deal with Orléans Loiret Basket.[8]

On August 31, 2017 Noel announced his retirement from basketball as he was named head coach for his alma mater, Southern High School in Durham, North Carolina.[9]


  • College Slam Dunk Champion: 2006
  • PBA Slam Dunk Champion: 2009
  • PBA All-Star MVP: 2009


  1. ^ 2008 NBA D-League Draft Results Archived November 5, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Bighorns ship Meeking to Albuquerque, get David Noel in return". The Reno Gazette Journal. March 3, 2009.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ New Ginebra Import
  4. ^ Pro A Roanne engage David Noel
  5. ^ "Gravelines-Dunkerque signs David Noel for Bill Clark". Sportando.net. September 25, 2012.
  6. ^ "David Noel leaves Gravelines-Dunkerque". Sportando.net. 21 February 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Nitra inks former NBA player David Noel". Eurobasket.com. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Orleans signs David Noel". Sportando. 24 June 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013.
  9. ^ Blake, J. Mike (August 31, 2017). "Former UNC basketball star to coach his high school alma mater". The Herald-Sun. Retrieved September 1, 2017.
Noel with Paris-Levallois in 2011

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