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Noah Vonleh of New Hampton Prep (N.H) has committed to play for Indiana next year.

Even with the McDonald’s All American Game right around the corner, Noah Vonleh has his eye on something else happening in the basketball world.

“Hopefully they get the W,” Vonleh, a senior from New Hampton Prep in New Hampshire, said about Indiana’s matchup Thursday against Syracuse in the NCAA tournament. “I think they could win the whole thing.”

Vonleh, at 6-9 and 225 pounds, can play guard and forward, and is looking forward to being under Tom Crean’s tutelage at Indiana, where he’ll be playing next year.

“It was the right fit for me,” Vonleh said. “Coach Crean knows how to get his players better.”

With Indiana’s recent success, Vonleh knows there will be lofty goals for him when he arrives on campus.

“I want to come in and win a national title next year,” Vonleh said. “Hope to win Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Whatever other awards come, I’ll take them. I just have to work hard and get better.”

Being named to the McDonald’s All American team will have Vonleh’s name next to the likes of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, something that he said feels great.

“I’m looking forward to playing in the game,” Vonleh said. “I can’t wait to play against the best. I’m looking forward to playing against Jabari Parker and Aaron Gordon.”

Vonleh mentioned being honored to be listed next to Bryant and James, but his favorite former McDonald’s All American is Kevin Durant.

Like Durant — who he said his game most closely resembles — Vonleh hopes his college experience will lead him to the NBA.

“I’ll stay in college as long as I need to,” Vonleh said. “I want to be in the NBA someday.”

The long wingspan, ability to play multiple positions and fluid movement despite his height makes the comparison to Durant easy to see.

“I see some of the things we have in common,” Vonleh said. “He’s long. I’m long. He scores the ball really well.”

You can follow Noah Vonleh on Twitter @Noah_Vonleh35 and on Instagram at NVonleh35.

 

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