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You, the readers of At The Hive, have voted Noah Vonleh off of the team. Vonleh received 192 votes (70 percent), with no other player remotely near him in the poll. Is that surprising? It shouldn't be.
Here's the deal with Vonleh: He's among the youngest players in the NBA, his physical attributes are among the league's best, and he's shown flashes of utter brilliance in his short career, both with the Charlotte Hornets and the Indiana Hoosiers. This combination of assets makes him very valuable, especially to a team looking to develop young players into stars like the Hornets are.
At just 19 years old, Vonleh stands at 6'10" with a 7'4" wingspan and a maximum vertical leap of 37". He averaged 11.3 points, nine rebounds, and 1.4 blocks per game with the Hoosiers, all while shooting 52.3 percent from the field and 48.5 percent from behind the arc. That's a frightening combination of skills, and the Hornets hope he blossoms into a superstar. By all accounts, he's a very hard worker and a keen listener, so the sky is truly the limit for Vonleh.
On the other hand, Vonleh's also unproven. There's a chance he doesn't develop much and remains essentially the same player throughout his career. Maybe he suffers a terrible injury. At 19 years old, it's difficult to project what his career will be like. It seems promising, but we honestly won't know until it happens.
In just 12.5 minutes this season, Vonleh has made two of his five shot attempts, including a lone 3-point shot, has grabbed two boards and has stolen the ball once. What can be taken from this? Nothing. And that's the beauty of the NBA draft.