With so many losses over the offseason, the Indiana Hoosiers will need their freshmen to step up in the 2013-14 college basketball season. It is Noah Vonleh who will be key to the Hoosiers’ success, though.
Vonleh is the only five-star recruit joining the team. However, there are a list of other talented players set to join as well and those players could play a big part on how Indiana will do in the 2013-14 season.
Vonleh is ranked No. 13 in the class of 2013, according to ESPN. With that said, he will be expected to compete right away. That tends to happen when a player is one of the best recruits in the nation.
The Hoosiers will no longer have Cody Zeller, Christian Watford, Victor Oladipo or Jordan Hulls. Indiana is easily losing the most talent in the Big Ten and possibly college basketball.
Regardless, two talented players will be returning and Indiana does have one of the best freshmen classes in college hoops.
Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey will both be expected to lead this team. Ferrell averaged 7.6 points per game and 4.1 assists per game last season and Sheehey averaged 9.5 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game. Both will have bigger roles, though.
Whether the case, Vonleh has the talent to lead this team right away. If he meets expectations Indiana will once again be one of the best teams in the Big 10. If he does not, though, hopefully other players step up.
He is the key to Indiana’s success in the 2013-14 season no matter how you look at it.