Noah Vonleh Biography
Noah Vonleh is an American basketball player born in Haverhill, Massachusetts that played for Indiana University. Noah Vonleh was a power forward for the Indiana Hoosiers for one season between 2012 and 2014. The Haverhill, MA. native played at New Hampton School his junior and senior seasons where he was ranked as a 5-star recruit and one of the top players in the 2013 recruiting class. Noah Vonleh received an offer by coach Tom Crean and signed his intent to play for the Hoosiers. Vonleh was a versatile and athletic forward at Indiana during his only season and shot the ball well at the forward position. After his one year in Bloomington, Noah Vonleh was selected ninth overall to the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014 NBA Draft.
- Name: Noah Vonleh
- Position: Power Forward
- Age: 24
- Birthday: August 24, 1995
- Nationality: USA
- Hometown: Haverhill, Massachusetts
- High School: New Hampton School
- Height: 6’10” (208 cm)
- Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
- Wingspan: 7’4″ (35 cm)
- Seasons: 1 (2013-2014)
- Jersey: #1
- Current Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
- Current Salary: 1 Year / $2 Million
- NBA Draft: 2014 / Round 1 / 9th Pick Overall (Charlotte Hornets)
- Education: Sport Communication
Player Accolades and Awards
- 2013 High School McDonald’s All-American
- 2014 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
- 3rd Team All-Big Ten (2013-2014)
- 1st in Big Ten in Rebounds (2013-2014)
- 3rd in Big Ten in Field Goal Percentage (2013-2014)
- 8th in Big Ten in Blocked Shots (2013-2014)
Noah Vonleh’s High School Recruiting Profile
Noah Vonleh was a 5-star PF recruit from New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire. The 6’10” power forward was one of the top players in the 2013 class as he was ranked 11th overall and the 3rd ranked power forward by 247sports. Vonleh received an offer from coach Tom Crean at Indiana University as well as offers from Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA, and Ohio State among others.
- 247 Composite Ranking: 5-Star (0.9963)
- Rivals: 8th Overall, 3rd Power Forward
- 247Sports: 11th Overall, 3rd Power Forward
- ESPN: 13th Overall in ESPN 100
Noah Vonleh’s High School (New Hampton) Career
Noah Vonleh originally attended Haverhill High School in Massachusetts before transferring to New Hampton School in New Hampton, NH his junior year. As a talented high school player, Vonleh had size and versatility at the forward position. He used his height and length to create chaos for defenders on the inside battling for rebounds and posterizing players with dunks. He could move with the ball well for his height and could shoot effectively from the field. Defensively, Vonleh was like a tower compared to some of his opponents. He could easily send shots flying the other direction with his wingspan and still move his feet effectively to make it difficult for his opponents.
Vonleh averaged 16 points and nine rebounds per game during his junior season playing for New Hampton. He was receiving notice from many college programs as he was one of the top players in the 2013 class. Vonleh was originally a member of the 2014 class but he moved up to the class above.
His production increased his senior season with him averaging a double-double with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and four assists per game. At the end of his senior season, he was awarded as a McDonald’s All-American for being one of the top high school players in the nation. As a top recruit, Vonleh also played in different events such as the Nike Big Man Skills Academy, the Nike Hoops Summit, the Jordan Brand Classic, and the LeBron James Skills Academy.
Noah Vonleh’s Seasons with the Hoosiers
17-15 (7-11 Big Ten)
Indiana University Career Statistics
Noah Vonleh’s Indiana University Basketball Career
In November of 2012, Noah Vonleh signed his letter of intent to play basketball collegiately for coach Tom Crean and the Indiana Hoosiers. Vonleh turned down offers from many top programs in the country such as North Carolina, UCLA, and Kansas to name a few.
Entering his freshman season, Noah Vonleh was the highest-rated freshman in Indiana’s 2013 signing class. He was joining an Indiana program that finished first in the Big Ten the previous season with a Sweet 16 appearance. However, that team was filled with former Hoosier stars Victor Oladipo, Cody Zeller, Jordan Hulls, and Christian Watford who all left the team after that season either by graduation or for the NBA Draft. At the start of the 2013 season, sophomore Yogi Ferrell and senior Will Sheehey were the only players on the roster with major production from the previous season.
The 2013-2014 Hoosiers were a young team consisting of eight freshman including Vonleh, six sophomores, no juniors, and three seniors. Major scoring production came from Ferrell, Sheehey, and Vonleh with a combined average of 40 points per game. Indiana went 17-15 during the season with a 7-11 conference record and no NCAA Tournament appearance. The team ended the season on a three game losing streak and losing seven out of their final ten games. Indiana’s final game of the season ended with a Big Ten Tournament first round loss to Illinois 64-54.
Noah Vonleh averaged 11.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while shooting 52 percent from the field and 49 percent from the three point line in his only season with the Hoosiers. He led the team with 41 blocked shots and was second on the team for steals with 26. Vonleh recorded 10 double-doubles throughout the year and finished first in the Big Ten in rebounding. His highest scoring output was 19 points at Penn State while piling in six rebounds and shooting five of nine from the field with two three pointers.
At the end of his freshman season, Vonleh was awarded with Big Ten Freshman of the Year and a place on the All-Big Ten Third Team. In 2014, he would declare for the NBA Draft giving up his final three years of eligibility and go on to play professionally.
Noah Vonleh’s Career After IU
Charlotte Hornets (2014-2015)
With the ninth pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Hornets would select Noah Vonleh out of Indiana University. Charlotte’s top 10 pick would only play 25 games for the team during the 2014-2015 season. Vonleh went down in September with surgery on a sports hernia and had to sit out for six to eight weeks. In December of 2014, he would be sent to play for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the Developmental League. Vonleh would be brought back later to Charlotte for the rest of the season and he would finish with an average of 3.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 0.2 assists in 10.4 minutes per game.
In 2015, Vonleh was traded to the Portland Trail Blazers in 2015 ending his one season with the Hornets.
Portland Trail Blazers (2015-2018)
Noah Vonleh saw an increase in playing time during his time in Portland compared to Charlotte. His first NBA start would come against his former team in the Hornets. He would average 15.1 minutes in 78 games of action with 56 starts his first season. The new Trail Blazer’s production increased as well to 3.6 points and 2.7 rebounds compared to 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds his first season in the league. In a January game against the Lakers, Vonleh would score his season high in points with 11.
The first half of Vonleh’s second season with the Trail Blazers was much like the first with a scoring output just above three points per game. After the All-Star break he doubled his scoring production to 6.7 points per game and recorded four double-doubles by the end of the regular season. During the 2017 NBA playoffs, Portland would see a first round exit after losing four straight to the Golden State Warriors.
Vonleh would remain with the Trail Blazers until the beginning of February of the 2017-2018 season after a trade to the Chicago Bulls.
Chicago Bulls (2018)
During the middle of his fourth season in the league, Vonleh was traded from Portland to the Chicago Bulls and would play in 21 games over the remainder of the season. He averaged 6.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game while acquiring two double-doubles. Vonleh shot 41 percent from the field and 30 percent from deep with Chicago. He did not see many wins with the team either as the Bulls only won eight out of their 29 games that Vonleh was a part of the team. The team would finish with a 27-55 record and 13th place in the Eastern Conference.
New York Knicks (2018-2019)
In the summer of 2018, Noah Vonleh signed with the New York Knicks and would be with the team for one season. His fifth year in the league saw an improvement in playing time and production. Vonleh had his career best in scoring, rebounding, and assists Those bests were an average of 8.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game. He started 57 games for the Knicks and averaged 25.3 minutes in 68 games of action.
Vonleh recorded 18 double-doubles during the 2018 season and scored a career high in points with 22 against the Brooklyn Nets. 2018 was a breakout season for Vonleh as he was able to improve both his offensive and defensive production. His one year with the Knicks was a complete turnaround from when he started in the league in 2014 with the Hornets.
Minnesota Timberwolves (2019)
On July 8, 2019 Noah Vonleh signed a one year free agent deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves with a contract that is worth $2 Million.
Noah Vonleh Videos and Highlights
Highlights in High School (New Hampton School)
Highlights as an Indiana Hoosier
Highlights in the NBA
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