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Sunday, November 11, 2012
New Hampton's Vonleh commits to Indiana

By Brendan Hall

New Hampton (N.H.) forward Noah Vonleh, a Haverhill resident and the nation's No. 8 overall senior prospect, committed to Indiana University tonight while on an official visit to the campus.

"From Day One, Indiana has been recruiting me the hardest," Vonleh told ESPN's Adam Finkelstein. "They were just letting me know how they could develop me into the player I want to be at the next level. Their academics are good, they're the No. 1 team in the country and they've got another great class coming in next year."

The 6-foot-8 Vonleh made headlines earlier this fall when he moved back into his original Class of 2013. After his sophomore season of 2010-11 at Haverhill High, in which he was named to ESPN Boston's inaugural All-State Team, Vonleh transferred to New Hampton and re-classified to the 2014 class.

Vonleh was also considering Ohio State, Georgetown, Syracuse, UConn and North Carolina.

"They said next year I could come in and be one of the main guys," Vonleh told Finkelstein. "They're going to lose Christian Watford, and probably Zeller, so they want me to come in a be a big piece right away."