David Anthony Noel III (born February 27, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Orléans Loiret Basket of the French LNB Pro A. A graduate of Southern High School in Durham, North Carolina and 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.
On March 2, 2009, Noel was traded to the Reno Bighorns for Antonio Meeking.
Later that year, David Noel was chosen by the Barangay Ginebra Kings team of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) to be their import.
David Noel played with the French team Chorale Roanne Basket during the 2009-10 season. 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. He left them in February 2013.
On March 1, 2013, he signed with Edymax SPU Nitra in Slovakia. In June 2013, he returned to France and signed a one-year deal with Orléans Loiret Basket.
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Career highlights and awards
PBA Slam Dunk Champion (2009)
PBA All-Star Game MVP (2009)
NCAA champion (2005)