Indiana fans were excited Saturday when they heard that Noah Vonleh, the nation’s No. 8 prospect in the Class of 2013, is going to be playing for them next year.
“From Day One, Indiana has been recruiting me the hardest…They were just letting me know how they could develop me into the player I want to be at the next level. Their academics are good, they’re the No. 1 team in the country and they’ve got another great class coming in next year,” says Vonleh.
Vonleh was the fifth-highest rated player still available in the Class of 2013. The Massachusetts native brings a lot to an Indiana team that already has talent. Vonleh is expected to replace Cody Zeller if Zeller decides to go to the NBA.
“The said next year I could come in and be one of the main guys…They’re going to lose Christian Watford, and probably Zeller, so they want me to come in and be a big piece right away,” says Vonleh.
The 6’8, 220 lbs. forward arrived on campus in time for Indiana’s regular-season opener and received a lot of love from the crowd.
“As soon as I walked out near the court they started chanting, ‘We want Noah,’” says Vonleh.
Vonleh has really made the news with his recent reclassification to the 2013 class. Although last month he cut his list to six, I thought Vonleh made a good decision in choosing Indiana.
He’s from a small town in Massachusetts, so the transition to Indiana should be easy. Also he is the perfect player for Indiana to mold into their superstar. With a lot of their main guys most likely going to the NBA, Vonleh can become their star.