As North Carolina furthers its evaluation of the 2014 class, Noah Vonleh maintains a prominent spot…
Vonleh takes in process
The 2014 recruiting class is shaping up to be a good one, at least at the top of the class. Among the best of the group is 6-foot-8 forward Noah Vonleh. At the National Prep Showcase in late November, Vonleh showed an improved skill set and an impressive effort on the glass. Since then the New Hampton (N.H.) Prep standout has been working on his jump shot. "I think I'm doing pretty good," Vonleh told Scout.com. "I'm trying to get in the gym everyday and get better and work on my shot. I'm trying to get a high arc on my shot so I can start hitting everything. I'm continuing to do my ball handling drills and keep my handle." Vonleh, who likens his game to a Kevin Durant type player, described himself as a combo forward. "I'm a combo forward that could get the rebound and start the break and find my teammates that are open and make plays," he said. "I'm a combo forward. If a smaller guy is on me I can go to the post and get buckets there or I could go out to the wing if I have somebody slow covering me." A top 10 prospect, Vonleh already has scholarship offers. To date, Pittsburgh, Boston College, UCLA, Kansas and Georgia Tech have offered. Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse and Ohio State have also shown interest. "It's going pretty good," he said of the process. "I'm taking in all the interest and offers and just going through the process." "There aren't any schools that stick out right now," he added. While North Carolina, Duke and Kentucky haven't offered, they certainly have made their interest known. UNC began evaluating him this summer and have sense continued talking to him over the phone. "When I talked to coach Hasse in the summer he said they should be offering soon," Vonleh said. "He said I'd probably be one of the youngest players since Kendall Marshall to be offered by them." Kentucky, who saw him play this past weekend at the Hoop Hall Classic, has been in contact with Vonleh's AAU coach. "They've been calling my AAU coach Vin Pastore so I don't really know too much about it," Vonleh said. "They've been talking." Much like Kentucky, Duke has gone through Vinny Pastore through their recruitment. But Vonleh has spoken to one of their assistants. "Duke, I talked to coach [Steve] Wojciechowski on the phone before," Vonleh said. "He's been talking to Vin a lot. They came to a couple of games in the summer." A five-star prospect, Vonleh is currently rated No. 1 at the power forward position and No. 6 overall in the 2014 recruiting class by Scout.com.
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