Out of all of the freshmen coming into the 2013-14 college basketball season, Indiana Hoosiers‘ Noah Vonleh may need to make the biggest impact. That will have to happen if Indiana is going to compete for a Big Ten title. Well, Vonleh and the Hoosiers have played one game so far and Vonleh must shoot better.
It was only the first game, though, so I am sure he will improve over the course of the season.
Vonleh shot 3-for-10 in his first contest as a Hoosier. That’s not very good for a player who did not shoot a single three. He did finish with 11 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks. That is pretty solid for his first game and he only played 22 minutes.
His debut did not blow us away or anything like that, but he was good at times and was clearly a force in the rebounding department.
Indiana was one of the best teams in college hoops last season. I doubt that will be the case in the 2013-14 season, but Indiana could still be a solid team regardless.
The Big Ten features some very talented teams and Indiana is one of those teams. However, until the Hoosiers can start building up their resume, teams like Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin are all going to get more hype. It does not help when Wisconsin and Michigan State will play such tough competition early on in the season.
The Spartans will take on Kentucky next and the Badgers will go up against Florida. Both the Gators and the Wildcats are ranked in the top 10. Whether the case, Vonleh showed some promise in his first game of the season, but he is definitely going to have to make more buckets and at a much higher rate.