Noah Vonleh

 

Noah Vonleh (born August 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Indiana University.

On June 26, 2014, Vonleh was selected with the 9th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets. On July 25, 2014, he signed with the Hornets. On September 2, 2014, he underwent successful surgery to repair a sports hernia and was ruled out for six to eight weeks. After making just four appearances for the Hornets to start the 2014–15 season, he was assigned to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League on December 28, 2014. Vonleh only saw two games in the D-League before being recalled by the Hornets on December 31 after averaging 7.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.

On June 24, 2015, Vonleh was traded, along with Gerald Henderson, to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Nicolas Batum. On September 30, the Trail Blazers exercised their third-year team option on Vonleh’s rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season.November 15, 2015, he registered his first career start in a game against his former team, the Charlotte Hornets. In just under 24 minutes of action, he recorded 9 points and 6 rebounds. On January 23, 2016, he scored a season-high 11 points against the Los Angeles Lakers. In late March, Vonleh was replaced in the starting lineup by Maurice Harkless.

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Career highlights and awards
Third-team All-Big Ten (2014)
Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2014)
Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2014)
McDonald’s All-American (2013)

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