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Noah Vonleh? 

Post#1 » by babyjax13 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:10 am

Seems like statistically he's one of the top 4 freshman this year, and watching him he seems to pass the eye test. It seems likely to me that we're looking at a possible top five in this draft of (in no order) Wiggins, Parker, Randle, Exum, Vonleh. What do you guys think?
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Re: Noah Vonleh? 

Post#2 » by ManualRam » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:22 am

i like vonleh, more so than say aaron gordon, but what makes you think he's a top 5 talent?
he's producing on the strength of his activity and length, but the rest of his game is pretty raw. he was billed as a supposed combo forward but he's playing more like a tristan thompson for the hoosiers.
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Re: Noah Vonleh? 

Post#3 » by Ruzious » Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:34 am

He's a PF - not a tweener. He's barely 18 and the size, length, and frame are there. His rebounding has been tremendous. I think the question is - Is he going to develop confidence in his offensive game and get tougher?
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Re: Noah Vonleh? 

Post#4 » by babyjax13 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:37 am

ManualRam wrote:i like vonleh, more so than say aaron gordon, but what makes you think he's a top 5 talent?
he's producing on the strength of his activity and length, but the rest of his game is pretty raw. he was billed as a supposed combo forward but he's playing more like a tristan thompson for the hoosiers.


I'm saying that I think he could be, not that he is. I haven't watched enough of this draft class to make a statement like that. I just think he is an extremely fluid athlete for his size and that his production is off the charts for someone that has so much upside. He and Aaron Gordon are the two freshman that (at the moment) are looking poised to make a move high into the lottery.
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Re: Noah Vonleh? 

Post#5 » by Fischella » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:26 pm

Trsitan Thompson si the right call, I agree with MR
I like him better than Gordon too, at least he's aware of his strong points and his weakness.
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Post#6 » by boogie-reke » Fri Nov 22, 2013 4:45 pm

Being taller and longer then Tristan gives him a heads up - and while not really showing it with Indiana, I think his offensive skill-set right now is more advanced then Tristan aswell - if it's shooting, working in the post and driving, atleast from the bits and pieces I've got to see.

Don't know if he's top 5, though he might as the season progress and maybe his role expands - but he definitely should be inserted into the top 10.
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Post#7 » by Fischella » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:01 pm

For me he's a late lotto pick.
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Post#8 » by ManualRam » Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:41 pm

late lotto is where i'd have him as well. very good physical tools. huge, soft hands, long arms as mentioned. he's also got a strong base as well. next time you watch him just look at his legs, they're cartoon like. he understands positioning, knows how to use his lower body to carve out space. his post game is basic, nothing flashy but he has a solid foundation. pretty patient with his touches and looks to wheel around defenders so he can use his extension. not crazy about his shot form though. he's tweaked his form a bit since HS, but it's still a push shot from in front of his forehead.
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Re: Noah Vonleh? 

Post#9 » by Ruzious » Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:38 pm

Fischella wrote:Trsitan Thompson si the right call, I agree with MR
I like him better than Gordon too, at least he's aware of his strong points and his weakness.

I'll agree with the Thompson comp - but with better physical tools.
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Post#10 » by LloydFree » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:35 pm

By the end of the year, Noah Vonleh will be a top 8 pick. He'll start getting his buzz when Indiana plays Michigan and michigan State. Wish he played Kentucky this year. His body type will translate to pros better than Julius Randle's.
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Post#11 » by SlowPaced » Sun Nov 24, 2013 5:06 pm

This guy's potential is up there with the best guys from the class.
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Re: Noah Vonleh? 

Post#12 » by brackdan70 » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:06 pm

pretty unimpressive against UCONN. I did not see the game but ugly stat line in just 10 minutes. looks like foul trouble. I like him though, see more of a late teen pick though unless he really turns it on.
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Post#13 » by TurboTitan » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:48 pm

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Post#14 » by doordoor123 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:26 am

Anyone else see the comparison to Lamar Odom?
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Post#15 » by Nolan » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:47 am

He's got the tools to be a very good player. Soft hands, length, good motor and a high Bball IQ. I'd take him in the top 10.
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Post#16 » by LloydFree » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:49 am

doordoor123 wrote:Anyone else see the comparison to Lamar Odom?

No. Lamar Odom was a ball handler, distributor in HS and as a Freshman. He was a point guard who could score. Vonleh is a post player. Nothing like Odom.
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Re: Noah Vonleh? 

Post#17 » by yesno » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:05 am

There's a decent amount of footage of Vonleh doing a fair bit of ballhandling in high school. I also don't see the Lamar Odom comparison but he does seem like a reasonably versatile guy overall.
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Re: Noah Vonleh? 

Post#18 » by ManualRam » Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:19 am

most talented players handle the ball more than they should in HS. he's not a good ball-handler. especially when compared to someone like odom.
his handle is just ok for a PF. he's not much of a playmaker or passer either.

he's just solid. is fundamentally sound, plays hard, good motor, doesn't shy from contact, has good hands, understands positioning, has rudimentary footwork, knows how to wheel around defenders for shots. he's more of an opportunistic scorer on offense atm.
his inside out potential is just that, potential. he needs to improve as a shooter. the percentage on low volume from deep look great, but it's not an indicator of the type of shooter he is.
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Re: Noah Vonleh? 

Post#19 » by doordoor123 » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:30 pm

LloydFree wrote:
doordoor123 wrote:Anyone else see the comparison to Lamar Odom?

No. Lamar Odom was a ball handler, distributor in HS and as a Freshman. He was a point guard who could score. Vonleh is a post player. Nothing like Odom.


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*Originally, I wrote Henson, but I saw a youtube video that said "the next Lamar Odom" so I changed it to that. Its been too long since I've seen Odom play (I mean REALLY play).
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Re: Noah Vonleh? 

Post#20 » by dorkestra » Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:17 pm

I'm being pessimistic, but might he be Jared Jeffries?
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