NBA Draft 2014 Player Profile: Noah Vonleh
Randy Looks at the Top Prospects in the 2014 NBA Draft
NBA Draft: June 26, 2014
USA TODAY Sports
Stats: 11.3 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 0.6 APG
Notes: Vonleh made the All-Big Ten Freshman team in 2014 and was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
Strengths: Vonleh is a long, athletic player who can help a team out in many ways. His length helps him be a force on the glass as far as rebounding is concerned and also helps him interrupt passing lanes. The best thing about Vonleh is that he has a beautiful inside/outside game. Vonleh has nice touch around the basket and a solid mid-range game, but he’s also capable of knocking down shots from the NBA three. Vonleh shot 48.5 percent from three at Indiana. He’s also an above-average ball handler for his size and has the ability to drive to the cup due to his quick first step.
Weaknesses: A lot like Andrew Wiggins, Vonleh can sometimes lack that killer instinct or lose confidence, pretty much taking him out of the game for long stretches. Vonleh can also take plays off defensively at times and not maximize his full effort at that end of the court. Overall, Vonleh just needs to be more aggressive and develop a leadership role considering he’s always one of the more talented players on the court. Of course, that will likely develop with more experience.
Projection: Vonleh is one of my more favorite players in this class and is somebody who can become a more athletic Chris Bosh if he maximizes his potential. His ability to stretch the floor, score from anywhere and ability to rebound the ball, a team is getting a complete player with this selection. Vonleh should be a lottery pick and could sneak into the Top 10.