Noah Vonleh will forego his final three years of eligibility and enter the NBA Draft, according to a report from Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com.
Vonleh was a top ten recruit entering the season and performed like it for much of the year. He finished the season averaging 11.3 points and 9.0 boards while shooting 45.5% from three, but Indiana’s season ended with a first round exit in the Big Ten tournament.
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Vonleh is a 6-foot-10, 240 pound post player with three-point range. He’s a terrific rebounder and fairly athletic for a kid with his kind of size and strength. He’s projected as a consensus top ten pick at this point, and much of that has to do with the fact that he won’t turn 19 until late-August.
Utah picked up its center of the future on Monday as four-star center Jayce Johnson pledged to the Runnin’ Utes, a source confirmed to NBCSports.com. The 7-foot Johnson recently cut his list to Cal, Colorado and Utah with the possibility of reclassifying to the Class of 2015.
Regarded as the No. 67 overall prospect in the Class of 2016, Johnson will look to attend Utah in December as a walk-on who will redshirt. While Johnson likely won’t play this season, he does give head coach Larry Krystkowiak another big man to use in practice to go against sophomore center Jakob Poeltl. A solid long-term prospect, Johnson has a good frame to add weight and he’s also skilled finishing with both hands. Utah now has its replacement for Poeltl if he opts to leave for the NBA after the season and he gets an extra semester to work with the program.
Johnson is coming off of his official visit to Utah this weekend as he joins junior college guard Jojo Zamora in the Class of 2016.
South Carolina debuted some new uniforms early this week as the school is going with a fresh look and three color ways.
They’re also going to with the “Carolina” branding this season, but I think these new uniforms look pretty cool.