Noah Vonleh

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Noah Vonleh
Vonleh over Kaminsky.png
Vonleh scores over Frank Kaminsky while playing for the Hoosiers
No. 11 – Charlotte Hornets
Position Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1995-08-24) August 24, 1995 (age 19)
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Haverhill (Haverhill, Massachusetts)
New Hampton School
(New Hampton, New Hampshire)
College Indiana (2013–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Pro career 2014–present
Career history
2014–present Charlotte Hornets
Career highlights and awards

Noah Vonleh (born August 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball at Indiana University.

High school career[edit]

Vonleh attended Haverhill High School in Haverhill, Massachusetts before transferring to New Hampton School in New Hampton, New Hampshire in 2011.[1] As a junior in 2011–12, he averaged 16 points and nine rebounds per game. As a senior in 2012–13, he averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and four assists per game, going on to earn McDonald’s All-American honors.[2]

On November 10, 2012, Vonleh signed a letter of intent to play for Indiana University, turning down offers from Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA, and Ohio State, among others. Upon committing to Indiana he said, "Their academics are good, they're the No. 1 team in the country and they've got another great class coming in next year."[3]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Noah Vonleh
Haverhill, Massachusetts New Hampton School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Nov 10, 2012 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN grade: 93
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Indiana, Vonleh was named to the 2014 All-Big Ten third team and All-Freshman team, as well as being named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year. In 30 games (29 starts), he averaged 11.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game.[4]

On April 3, 2014, Vonleh declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final three years of college eligibility.[5]

NBA career[edit]

On June 26, 2014, Vonleh was selected with the 9th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets.[6] On July 25, 2014, he signed with the Hornets.[7] On September 2, 2014, he underwent successful surgery to repair a sports hernia, and subsequently requiring six to eight weeks of rehabilitation.[8]


Vonleh is the son of Samuel Vonleh and Renell Kumeh, and has two siblings.[2] His paternal grandfather, Chief Blahsue Vonleh, was Paramount Chief of the Doe Clan, Nimba County from 1920 until his death in 1947.[9]


  1. ^ Holmes, Baxter (June 24, 2014). "Noah Vonleh’s physical tools intrigue NBA teams". Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Noah Vonleh Bio
  3. ^ Finkelstein, Adam (November 11, 2012). "Noah Vonleh chooses Indiana". Retrieved February 3, 2013. 
  4. ^ Noah Vonleh Stats
  5. ^ "Noah Vonleh Declares For NBA Draft". April 3, 2014. Retrieved April 8, 2014. 
  6. ^ Hornets Select Noah Vonleh
  7. ^ Hornets sign first-round draft pick Noah Vonleh
  8. ^ Vonleh Undergoes Successful Surgery
  9. ^ Liberia: NBA Bound - Grandson of Former Nimba Chief On Lakers, Celtics Radar

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