2014 small forward Noah Vonleh has built up quite a fan base, especially amongst UNC fans. 2013 prospect Troy Williams, who is down to North Carolina and Kentucky postponed his decision on May 1st. The Heels officially offer Williams now after showing some heavy interest of late. Rumors are Vonleh may reclassify to the 2013 class.
If Vonleh were to reclassify, and commit to Carolina, the 2013 class would instantly be the front runner to be the best class in the country when all is said and done. With point guard Nate Britt and power forward Isiah Hicks already in hand, the Heels are looking to finish the class with another 2-3 prospects, ideally before this seasons AAU season concludes.
Vonleh is just the second player in the 2014 class to receive an offer from Roy Williams. The classes top rated prospect, center, Jahlil Okafor the other. Vonleh is a very good athlete with a crisp jump shot and range to go with it. He can run the floor with the best of them and finish at the rim like a pro. His game translates very well to the collegiate and professional levels. At 6-8 he presents all kinds of match up problems for defenses playing the SF position. To further that part of his game he needs to work a little bit on his post game, especially in the high post where a turn around jumper could be deadly at his size.
Compared to most in the class, he has a relatively short list. Which means he should be ready to make his decision before most that is the likely reason Vonleh received the offer when he did. This is not an indication that Troy Williams is headed elsewhere. Remember, Troy is in the 2013 class and is the only perimeter player committed. Roy already has two offers out to different perimeter players in 2013, Williams and Jabari Parker. Even if Vonleh reclassified and committed to UNC tomorrow, it doesn’t make a difference. North Carolina has wanted Williams for a while and that’s not going to change until he tells them he’s going to Kentucky. And besides, Vonleh is an elite talent, he was getting an offer no matter what.