An All-Ohio basketball player at South High who moved right ahead into a brilliant career at Louisville University where he immediately paced the freshman team to a record 22-1 mark and even got into some varsity games. Later, in his senior year, he was to score 36 points against Western Kentucky a school record at that time. Noble finished his collegiate career with 1281 points. Twice he was named All-Southern Conference and gained All-American mention in both 1953 and '54. He played in the NIT tourney three consecutive years and finished his brilliant career in college by scoring 483 points. In 1955 he joined the Ft. Wayne Zollner Pistons of the National Professional League where he played for seven seasons. The Pistons won two divisional championships and Noble played in the 1960 NBA All Star Game.