Noah Vonleh is making his mark on the 2014 recruiting class.
There aren’t many elite college basketball programs in the country that don’t have Noah Vonleh’s phone number in their database. The 6’8” 220 lbs. power forward has been making waves since his high school career began. According to ESPN recruiting, Noah is the 4th overall prospect in the 2014 class and the #1 ranked power forward in the country. The Haverhill, Massachusetts product (New Hampton School) has continued to impress at this year’s adidas Invitational.
Vonleh has reportedly received offers from all of the nation’s top programs, including Indiana, UNC, Kansas, Ohio State, Syracuse, and UCLA. According to Noah, Tom Crean and Indiana have been among his most aggressive pursuers. Indiana’s 2014 recruiting class already features one top ten prospect in Trey Lyles and a four-star guard James Blackmon Jr.
Noah is not burning any bridges just yet. In an interview at the adidas Invitational, the blue-chipper expressed an interest to remain open to all possibilities throughout the summer: “Right now I don’t have any school that I’m favoring…I’ll probably wait until the end of the summer and cut down some schools. But right now, I’m open to everyone.”
Vonleh planned to visit Bloomington in June, but his plans never panned out, but he still intends to schedule a visit at some point in the process. Hoosier Nation’s mouths are watering with the possibility of Lyles and Vonleh, two of the nation’s top ten big men, both suiting up for IU in 2014. The combination would certainly be something to watch. One thing is for sure, it won’t be a lack of effort from Tom Crean’s camp if Noah ends up elsewhere.