"Man, it was amazing seeing those guys walk around campus because they were winning state championships and they had all the girls," Noel said. "So it was amazing seeing those guys grow into the big-time players that they are now. And we always looked at them as role models. "We wanted to be Alphonso Smith. We used to put our socks on like him, put the wrist bands on like him. We watched him as we were little kids growing up."