Noah Vonleh

2013 recruit Noah Vonleh cuts his list of schools to six

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Top ten recruit, Noah Vonleh (New Hampton/Haverhill, MA) decided to reclassify to the class of 2013, back in September. Fast forward a month and the 6-foot-9 Vonleh has already trimmed his list of schools down to just six.

According to’s Adam Zagoria, Vonleh is only considering Connecticut, Georgetown, North Carolina, Syracuse, Ohio State, and Indiana.

This leaves teams like Arizona, Kansas, Pittsburgh, UCLA, and Florida, among others, out of contention for Vonleh.

No real shocks from this with the exception of UConn, who is in the middle of a coaching change. Many of these programs still standing in the Noah Vonleh sweepstakes were the same programs strongly recruiting him when he was still a member of the class of 2014. The Tar Heels, Buckeyes, Hoosiers, and Orange have all been in the mix for the New Hampton forward for a considerable time.

New Hampton head coach Pete Hutchins told Zagoria that Vonleh is expected to visit Syracuse and Indiana in early November. Ohio State and Georgetown could potentially host Vonleh by the end of October, but that is yet to be determined.

ESPN’s Dave Telep mentioned in his post (subscription required) that New Hampton plays in a tournament down in Raleigh, N.C. in late December and a visit to Chapel Hill is likely.

“We don’t anticipate that he will sign in November but he could make a decision after these visits if he feels comfortable with any one particular situation,” Hutchins told on Thursday.

Vonleh is one of the most versatile forwards in the class of 2013 with his size and ability to put the ball on the floor and slash to the rim. Typically known as a face-up four, Vonleh, over the past year, has stretched his game from the post to beyond the 3-point line.

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UConn commit tears ACL for second time

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UConn commit Juwan Durham, a four-star big man in the Class of 2016, has torn the ACL in his right knee for the second time in seven months. The Florida native committed to the Huskies and head coach Kevin Ollie back in September. The 6-foot-9 forward is regarded as the No. 31 overall prospect in the national Class of 2016, so he can really be a force when he’s healthy.

In a report from’s Bob Putnam, UConn was notified of the injury immediately and there is no change in plans with the commitment. The Huskies also own commitments from four-star point guard Alterique Gilbert and three-star power forward Mamadou Diarra in the Class of 2016. Having Diarra, an active, rim-protecting presence, helps with Durham’s recovery, since he can provide some more front court depth.

If Durham rehabs back to full speed, UConn has a very talented power forward who was just hitting his stride in the Florida state playoffs last February. UConn has a nice class so far with this group, especially if Durham can recover, With a year to recover until next season, Durham can hopefully play during his freshman season in 2016.

VIDEO: Arizona State’s Torian Graham dunks over teammate

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Arizona State fans won’t get a chance to see Torian Graham take the floor this season, but he did sky over fellow teammates (and transfer) Shannon Evans on Friday night at the team’s Maroon and Gold Madness. The 6-foot-4 Graham is a former Buffalo commit — Evans also came from Buffalo — and both players will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.

Graham hasn’t had a chance to get into a Division I game, but he’ll be able to play for the Sun Devils next season. For now, fans can look forward to Graham’s athleticism on the wing in pregame dunk routines.

A former top-100 prospect, Graham also pulled off this ridiculous move in the dunk contest.