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For all the attention he draws from opponents, Noah Vonleh never has been surrounded like this. Standing adjacent to a basketball court at North Central High, site of this summer’s adidas Invitational tournament, he is working hard not to be intimidated by the sight of nearly two dozen microphones stretched toward his chin. [...]
This is college basketball recruiting in the summer of 2012. Still two years removed from high school graduation -- an incredibly versatile 6-9 forward, he ranks among the top-five prospects in the Class of 2014 — Vonleh is feeling compelled to explain a substandard performance to an army of reporters representing daily newspapers, national recruiting services, national sports websites, team-specific sites and even a longtime columnist who now works for a TV station.