In what could be the least surprising thing to happen to college basketball this summer, New Hampton school forward Noah Vonleh reclassified to the class of 2013, making him an available target for schools looking to fill needs this coming season.
Vonleh, who was the No. 4 recruit in the class of 2014 before today, went straight to No. 7 in the class of 2013 according to ESPN.com. Originally from Haverhill, Mass., Vonleh repeated his freshman year upon transferring to New Hampton, so he is eligible to graduate in the spring.
At 6'8", 220 pounds, Vonleh is a combo forward who can slide seamlessly between the three and four positions. He has been working to improve his face up game, and that element of his game has helped him garner interest from many of the top programs.
According to the report by ESPN's Dave Telep, Vonleh said that the programs recruiting him the hardest are Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio State. He also has offers from such powerhouse programs as Syracuse, UConn, UCLA, Georgetown, Kansas and Arizona. Kentucky, Duke and Louisville have also shown interest.
The move makes Vonleh the second member of 2014's Top 10 to leave the class, following fellow New England Prep Star Wayne Selden (Tilton School) in jumping up a class. These two follow in the footsteps of Nerlens Noel (Kentucky), Alex Murphy (Duke) and Shabazz Napier (UConn) to reclassify from members of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) member schools.
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