Heels Targeting Vonleh Early

North Carolina is involved with one of the elite prospects in the 2014 class – Noah Vonleh, of New Hampton (N.H.) Prep.

"They were at all of my games during the live period," Vonleh said of the Tar Heels. "They said they like me a lot. They said I resemble Harrison Barnes."

"North Carolina [is interested], Arizona has offered," the 6-foot-8 combo forward added. "North Carolina has interest, but they haven't offered yet. There is also Syracuse, Pitt, BC and a lot of other schools."

Although UNC hasn't offered the five-star sophomore, Vonleh said they have discussed it with him.

"They are saying that I might be their second youngest (offered) player since Kendall Marshall," Vonleh said. "They said it could be pretty soon."

What sticks out about Carolina to Vonleh?

"I like them a lot," he said. "Just the way they get out and run. I like how they play. They aren't setting up every time and aren't a slow, structured team. They like to get out and run."

New Hampton Prep head coach Pete Hutchins said he's talked to the UNC staff quite a bit.

"I talk to Jared [Haase] and Steve [Robinson] all the time," Hutchins said. "They just continue to remind me to remind him that they are interested."

This past weekend at the National Prep Showcase, Vonleh showcased an impressive all around game. A terrific athlete, Vonleh secured over 30 boards in two games and showed an improved offensive skillset.

"I can rebound the ball," Vonleh said. "I can start the ball break and I get people open. I try to create for my teammates."

According to Hutchins, what sticks out about Vonleh is his competitive nature.

"His approach to the game is special," Hutchins said. "He competes on every possession on both ends and you combine that with his talent, I think that's what stands out."

Vonleh is ranked as the No. 6 prospect in the 2014 class by Scout.com.

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