While it will be hard for Indiana’s Tom Crean to land a recruit that will have a larger impact than Cody Zeller has had on the program in the last couple of years, he certainly came close Saturday night when Rivals’ #8-ranked 2013 recruit Noah Vonleh gave his verbal commitment to the Hoosiers.
The development of Cody Zeller at IU is a major selling point Tom Crean can give big men recruits going forward. Credit: EagleTribune.com
The decision came just one day after Vonleh visited IU to watch the Hoosiers pummel Bryant Friday night … but it seems his mind may have been made up before that trip.
Vonleh told ESPN’s Adam Finkelstein that IU had been recruiting him “the hardest from day 1.” He went on to describe how his decision reflects a few main factors, including the excitement surrounding the team currently being ranked #1 in the nation, the great 2013 class coming in, and the program’s strong stance on academics.
Vonleh stands at 6’9 and can do a bit of everything down low. He’ll...