2014 NBA Draft Rumors: Noah Vonleh's Stock Should be on the Rise

By Connor Muldowney
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Noah Vonleh is one of the lesser-known top prospects who is projected to go in the top-10 of this year’s NBA draft. The Indiana Hoosiers‘ big man decided to head to the NBA after just one year at the collegiate level. Many were skeptical of the decision, but his recent measurables at the NBA combine have silenced many doubters.

Just how solid were his measurables at the combine? Well, he stands 6-foot-8 and he has the biggest hands of any player at the combine — both are huge bonuses for an NBA team looking for a solid post player.

Okay, those aren’t even the most impressive of measurables. When measuring his wingspan, NBA scouts started salivating at the results, possibly improving the 18-year-old kid’s stock. Vonleh’s wingspan is an unheard of 7-foot-4 and that has many NBA teams ready to fire the trigger if he falls out of the top-five.

He’s projected in the 4-8 range and if he drops past five, don’t expect more teams to pass him up.

Earlier when I mentioned his hands being the largest of any player at the combine, it wasn’t just a random stat. They actually measure hand width and his hands were 1.25 inches larger than anyone else’s — yeah, I would say that’s a pretty solid advantage.

He is a pure power forward and many are excited because he has a nice touch from the field — his jumpers aren’t exactly bricks like many power forwards.

Watch out for Vonleh in June’s draft because he could go higher than expected.

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