ESPN's Dave Telep is reporting this morning that New Hampton (N.H.) senior forward Noah Vonleh has cut his list of schools down to six. Indiana, Ohio State, Georgetown, Syracuse, UConn and North Carolina have made the cut for the 6-foot-8 Haverhill native's services.
The decision comes some three weeks after Vonleh declared his intentions to move back into his original Class of 2013. Vonleh played his first two years of high school basketball at Haverhill High, where in 2010-11 he was named to ESPN Boston's inaugural MIAA All-State Team, before transferring to the New Hampton, N.H. campus and repeating his sophomore year.k
As things currently stand, Vonleh will take a visit to Syracuse the weekend of No. 3, then Indiana the following weekend. New Hampton coach Peter Hutchins told Telep it's possible Vonleh visits Georgetown or Ohio State the weekend of Nov. 24.
Telep makes note of some interesting ties between New Hampton and the six finalists, which you can find by clicking HERE (Insider only). Below is an excerpt:
There are ties all around Vonleh between some of the schools and his prep school. Whether they have any bearing on his final decision is still to be determined, but nonetheless, they are ties.
-- Former Syracuse star Lawrence Moten is a graduate of New Hampton and the Big East’s all-time leading scorer.
-- Former Indiana Hoosiers Pat Knight, Tom Coverdale and Mike Roberts attended New Hampton. At one point a decade ago, Indiana was routinely recruiting from New Hampton under then head coach Jamie Arsenault. Current head coach Pete Hutchins was on those squads.
-- Georgetown assistant coach Kenya Hunter graduated from New Hampton.
-- Syracuse standout Todd Burgan was a New Hampton graduate.