Noah Vonleh seen first hand what happened to Tilton’s Nerlens Noel, as he was not able to participate in the prestigious McDonald’s All American game back in march.
Rumors are circulating that Vonleh has talked about reclassifying, back into his original class of 2013. Here are 2 of many articles stating Vonleh’s possible move on being a member of the 2013 senior class…( NorthStarBaketball , Sports Illustrated )
Kentucky’s freshman Nerlen Noel waited until Feb. 1 to reclassify into the class of 2012 from 2013, this caused the nations #1 player to miss the precious McDonald’s All American game.
The 6-foot-9 Vonleh, now 17 years old transferred from Haverhill High School (MA) to New Hampton Prep (NH) for the 2011-2012 school year. While at New Hampton Vonleh repeated his sophmore year and finds himself in a similar situation.
Playing in the “Burger Game” (as some like to call it) means everything to a young student athlete. The likes of Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, just to name a few, have graced the floor at the McDonald’s All American game.
Vonleh has been projected as a future NBA draft pick by scouts across the nation. Developing while in college a year earlier would only place him a year closer to his dream of playing in the NBA.
Ballots have to be submitted by January in order to be considered for the McDonald’s game, therefore Vonleh will have to reclassify before then.
Only true seniors are allowed to play in the McDonald’s All American Game. Players are only eligible once during their high school career to play in the game.
Vonleh has as good as a chance to make the game as anyone in the country, after his dominating summer campaign there is little left to prove.
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