David Noel

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David Noel
Personal information
Born (1984-02-27) February 27, 1984 (age 33)
Durham, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Southern (Durham, North Carolina)
College North Carolina (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 39th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career 2006–2017
Position Small forward
Number 34
Coaching career 2017–present
Career history
As player:
2006–2007 Milwaukee Bucks
2008 Tulsa 66ers
2008 DKV Joventut
2008–2009 Albuquerque Thunderbirds
2009 Reno Bighorns
2009 Barangay Ginebra Kings
2009–2010 Chorale Roanne Basket
2010–2012 Paris-Levallois
2012–2013 BCM Gravelines
2013 Edymax SPU Nitra
2013–2015 Orléans Loiret Basket
2016–2017 Cholet
As coach:
2017–present Southern HS
Career highlights and awards

David Anthony Noel III (born February 27, 1984) is an American retired professional basketball player and current head coach for Southern High School in Durham, North Carolina. 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, David Noel was chosen by the Barangay Ginebra Kings team of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to be their import.[3]

David 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. 

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