Noah Vonleh, the sought after 6'8" power forward recruit from New Hampshire, trimmed his list of schools to six finalists earlier today.
Those schools are Indiana, Ohio State, North Carolina, Georgetown, Syracuse and Connecticut.
Scout.com lists Vonleh as a 5-star prospect and its No. 3 ranked power forward. He was originally part of the class of 2014, but he recently reclassified to the 2013 group, meaning that whichever coach is able to land him will enjoy his services a year earlier than expected.
Perhaps the most enticing aspect of Vonleh's game for those recruiting him is his freak athleticism. He is an excellent rebounder, shot-blocker and will be able to hold his own in the paint, even if his opponents are slightly taller.
Furthermore, Vonleh handles the ball effectively for his size and has a formidable jump shot that will no doubt improve with collegiate coaching.
Vonleh clearly wants to play for a blue-blood, traditional program given his final list of six. While each of the six schools present an intriguing situation, it is Connecticut that immediately jumps out.
Despite the fact that Jim Calhoun is no longer the head man of the Huskies, Vonleh is still interested in the program. Vonleh's high school coach told ESPN that is largely due to new coach Kevin Ollie's presence.
Kevin Ollie’s a very dynamic person and coach, and he’s done a good job relating to Noah and everyone in his corner believes they’ll do a great job. As a local school, if Noah decides to not go away far from home, Noah thinks they would be a great choice.
Wherever Vonleh decides to go, the school's 2013 recruiting class will receive a noticeable boost.