2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Noah Vonleh



Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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2014 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Noah Vonleh


Position: Power Forward

Size: 6-10, 240

School: Indiana, Freshman


Strengths:
  • Terrific rebounder
  • Athleticism
  • Inside/outside ability
  • Developing low post game
  • Good touch around the basket
  • Footwork on the block
  • Mid-range jumper
  • Three-point range
  • Effective in pick-and-pop situations
  • Quickness to drive past bigger defenders
  • Handles the ball well for his size
  • Length helps him defensively and on the glass
  • Wide frame that should continue to fill out




  • Weaknesses:
  • Too passive at times
  • Needs to be more assertive establishing position on the block
  • Defensive intensity


  • Summary: Vonleh is in the second tier of freshmen behind guys like Andrew Wiggins, Joel Embiid, Jabari Parker, and Julius Randle. The Hoosier has the ideal frame and inside/outside ability to be a very good NBA power forward. While Vonleh may not be an immediate contributor at the next level, he should be a top-10 lock.

    Player Comparison: Chris Bosh. Vonleh’s ability to stretch defenses with his outside shooting has a very Bosh-like similarity to it. With some time in the weight room, Vonleh should fill out and be more physical down low than Bosh. Vonleh can also handle the ball well for his position and make things happen down low to his quickness and touch around the rim like Bosh does.







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    2014 NBA Mock Draft


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    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
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