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Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
The Indiana Hoosiers were able to score big recently when they landed No. 8 senior prospect Noah Vonleh, according to ESPN. The Hoosiers, who are currently the No. 1-ranked team in the nation, have one of the best frontcourt tandems with Christian Watford and Cody Zeller.
However, with both of them leaving next year for the NBA Draft, the IU will need a replacement. Vonleh can give them that and has the tools of being like Zeller for the Hoosiers. Vonleh committed right away when he went to the campus for an official visit with head coach Tom Crean.
“From Day One, Indiana has been recruiting me the hardest,” Vonleh said. “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.”
Vonleh was the fifth-highest prospect available in the Class of 2013 before he committed to IU. Vonleh will have a chance to star with the Hoosiers next year with Zeller and Watford leaving.
“They said next year I could come in and be one of the main guys,” Vonleh said. “They’re going to lose Christian Watford, and probably Zeller, so they want me to come in a be a big piece right away.”
Vonleh appeared at the campus on Friday during the team’s season-opening victory over Bryant. The fans were pleased to see him and are looking forward to him ball out next year.
“As soon as I walked out near the court they started chanting, ‘We want Noah,’ ” he said.
IU is back!
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