Noel is finishing up his class work back in Boston and has not participated in any of the summer workouts.
Katz says Calipari also continued to praise the progress of Willie Cauley-Stein, the 7-footer from Kansas, and repeated that he plans to play Cauley-Stein and Noel together.
Noel was ranked as the No. 1 player in the Class of 2012 by most recruiting services. Some believe he is an even better shot-blocker than Anthony Davis, if that is possible.