Vonleh Lands Tar Heel Offer

Roy Williams extended his first scholarship offer for the 2014 class on Thursday and the recipient was New Hampton (N.H.) forward Noah Vonleh.

Vonleh told InsideCarolina.com 10 days ago that UNC made it clear an offer was coming soon and that came to fruition on Thursday afternoon.

"I just got off the phone with Roy," Vonleh said on Thursday. "It was good -- he offered. We talked for a bit. We talked about the school. He said he wanted to build a relationship with me.

"It was really exciting. I like watching North Carolina. It's a good school. But I'm still wide open."

UNC joins a lengthy list of schools that have already offered, including Ohio State, Kansas, Boston College, UCLA, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Florida, Auburn, Arizona and Georgia Tech.

"Right now it doesn't change anything," Vonleh said of the impact the UNC offer has on his recruitment. "I'm willing talk to any school that wants to recruit me."

North Carolina has been recruiting Vonleh for the last year, with regular phone calls and a number of trips to New Hampton -- Roy Williams made a visit last fall and UNC assistant coaches have made multiple appearances (including as recently as two weeks ago). Roy Williams was also in attendance for Vonleh's games at the Adidas VIP Exclusive Run in Las Vegas on April 21.

"I like their whole team," Vonleh has stated of the Tar Heels. "They compare me to a Marvin Williams or a Harrison Barnes. They really get up and down the court and play fast paced. I would fit in perfect."

"[I'm a] combo forward. I can go inside and outside. Hopefully I can translate it to being a small forward."

The sophomore is ranked No. 3 overall in the 2014 class by Scout.com.

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

Scouting Report:
At 6-foot-8, Vonleh is a legit combo forward that can play inside and out. His jump shot is pure to 21-feet, he rebounds the ball at a high level and he can defend multiple positions. He has good touch around the rim and is always dangerous when he catches it at the high post.

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