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Few teams if any lost as much talent as Indiana did this offseason when Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller were both drafted by NBA squads. They were major parts of the group that brought the Hoosiers back to relevance, but it will be recruits like Noah Vonleh that keep them there.
Like so many incoming freshmen in the class of 2013, Vonleh is a talented and versatile stretch forward who is capable of playing inside the paint and from mid-range. Furthermore, he has a consistent jump shot and the length to finish at the rim.
Vonleh is one of the best rebounders in the entire 2013 class and will not have an issue mixing it up in the lane with the physical interior players in the Big Ten. His rebounding prowess will lead to putbacks and scoring opportunities for himself and teammates.
One of those teammates, Yogi Ferrell, will look to run Indiana’s offense through the freshman. Vonleh will benefit from Ferrell’s court vision and passing ability in the open floor and finish plenty of plays in transition.