The Broomfield (Colo.) Legacy standout said Air Force offers the whole package, but ultimately academics played a major role in his final decision.
"Not only was it one of the best basketball schools that I was looking at, but it was the best school overall," Noonan said. "Academically it can get me better for the future and help me do what I want.""It's also close to home and that will be really nice so my parents can come and watch and my family isn't too far and I could go home on weekends. It's a great basketball program. The coaches are great and I like all the players."
Noonan, who picked Air Force over scholarships from Denver and Cal Poly, expects to play both forward spots once he gets to campus.
"I'm a post slash wing. I don't play a lot in the post. I know at Air Force they want me to play a lot in the high post in their Princeton offense. They want me in the high post and to step out and shoot the three ball, which is one of the strengths in my game."
The rising senior averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds at Legacy last season.