Noah Vonleh Celebrity Life
Noah Vonleh, born on 24th August 1995, in Heyverill County, Massachusetts, USA, is an American professional basketball player who plays for team Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). During his college career, he played for the basketball team of the University of Indiana - the Indiana Hoosiers men's basketball.
Vonleh attended the "Haverhill High School" institute in Haverhill, Massachusetts before transferring to the "New Hampton School" institute in New Hampton, New Hampshire in 2011. In his third year as a junior in 2011-12, he averaged 16 points and nine rebounds per game. In his senior year as a senior in 2012-13, he averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and four assists per game, earning McDonald's All-American honors.
On November 10, 2012, Vonleh signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Indiana, rejecting offers from Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA and Ohio State, among others. In committing to Indiana, he said, "Their teachers are good, they are the No. 1 team in the country and they have another great class coming next year."
In his debut season at the Indiana Huzers University basketball team, Vonleh was included in the third national team of “All the Stars” of the Big Ten conference and in the rookie team and was also named the rookie of the year. Over 30 games of the season, he averaged 11.3 points per game, made 9 rebounds and 1.4 block shots.
After spending only one year at the university, on April 3, 2014, Vonleh announced that he would not continue with his studies and would run for the NBA draft.
On June 26, 2014, Vonleh was selected at number 9 in the 2014 NBA draft by the Charlotte Hornets club and on July 25, he signed a contract with the team. On September 2, he underwent an operation to remove a hernia and dropped out of the training process for a period of eight weeks. After he returned to the Hornets, he played four games for the team and on 28 December, he was transferred to the farm club of the NBA Development League, Fort Wayne Mad Ants. There he played two games, and on December 31, he was recalled back to the main team.
Portland Trail Blazers
On 25th June 2015, Portland Trail Blazers exchanged small forward Nicolas Batum in Charlotte Hornets for the defender Gerald Henderson and heavy striker Noah Vonleh. On September 30, the Trail Blazers exercised their right to renew Vonleh's contract and signed it until the end of the 2016-17 season.
On 15th November 2015, Vonleh, for the first time in his career, left the starting lineup, which was held against his former Charlotte Hornets team. For 24 minutes on the floor, he scored 9 points and made 6 rebounds. On 23rd January 2016, in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers, he scored a record for himself with 11 points. At the end of May, Vonleh gave way to the starting lineup to Maurice Harkless.
On February 8, 2018, Vonleh was exchanged at the Chicago Bulls for rights to Milovan Rakovich. On 24th July 2018, Vonleh signed a contract with the New York Knicks. On 8th July 2019, Vonleh signed a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
He is an excellent rebounder with excellence in the outside shot but he must improve technically and progress in defense
Vonleh is the son of Samuel Vonleh and Renell Koumeh. In addition to him, the family had two more children. His grandfather, Chief Blahsu Vonleh was the supreme leader of the county of Nimba in Liberia from 1920 until his death in 1947.
- All-Big Ten Third Team (2014)
- All-Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2014)
- Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2014)
- McDonald's All-American (2013)