Vonleh leads USA Red 2014 to adidas Nations championship

  • 08/07/2012 9:20 am in

2014 Indiana recruiting target Noah Vonleh scored a game-high 25 points and added 16 rebounds to lead USA Red 2014 to an 86-84 overtime win over USA Blue 2013 in the adidas Nations championship.

Vonleh was named a Co-MVP of the championship game along with Emmanuel Mudiay.

Statistically, Vonleh was the top player over the four day event as he averaged 19.3 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.3 assists in five games.

The 6-foot-8 power forward, a consensus top five player nationally, told Inside the Hall in July that Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky and Ohio State are the four schools contacting him via phone and text most frequently.

Three other prospects with IU interest — Cliff Alexander, Milik Yarbrough and Theo Pinson — also contributed in USA Red 2014’s win.

Alexander had six points, six rebounds and three blocks, Yarbrough had four points, three rebounds and a steal and Pinson had seven points, three rebounds and an assist.

All three have taken unofficial visits to Bloomington.

In the consolation game, 2014 IU commit Trey Lyles scored seven points and pulled down eight rebounds to help lead USA Blue 2014 to an 82-62 win over Australia.

Final adidas Nations stats

Lyles: 11.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and one block per game. Shot 43.2 percent from the field and 55 percent from the free throw line.

Will Sheehey: 12.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Shot 50 percent from the field and 64.3 percent from the free throw line. (Played against other college players in counselor games.)

Alexander: 6.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and one block per game. Shot 50 percent from the field and 62.5 percent from the free throw line.

Pinson: 4.0 points and one rebound per game. Shot 28.6 percent from the field and 50 percent from the free throw line.

Yarbrough: 4.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and one steal per game. Shot 37.5 percent from the field and hit both of his free throws attempted.

(Photo credit: adidas Nations)

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  • foxtown

    So… Is Sheehey playing with/against high schoolers? Maybe I don’t understand the format of this tournment.

  • Sheehey played against other college players in counselor games.

    As far as Pinson goes, his minutes weren’t all that high and he played in only three games.

  • 888

    Vonleh is awsome. Second best player in 2014 behind Wiggins. Treys just behind him. I hope we get him and jaquan to round out 2014. I think this would be the best class ever at IU.

  • inLinE6

    Sheehey was playing against other college counselors according to the article.

  • foxtown

    I believe that was added in later.

  • Trey Lyles hasnt been shooting very well. That should adjust as he learns to hit against better competition.

    Given Vonleh’s profile, I’d expect more interest in him from non-Midwest/non-Kentucky schools.

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Would be the ideal way to wrap up this class, no matter which combo committed. An elite, athletic big guy, a pg that sees the whole floor, a SG in Blackmon who is a born scorer, and an inside outside threat in Lyles. Couldn’t be much better.

  • Yeah Vonleh is a beast. Really poor showing by Alexander. But you cant take too much away from these types of events. Moral of the story…….dudes need to work on FREE THROWS!

  • Great ball player and he has size too. What a difference from a few yrs ago when the ship was just starting to sail. Cody has made such a difference in the program with his leadership on and off the court and also for our recruiting. The team did a 180 degree turn in large part to CZ. Now we have all the pieces in place and we can realistically expect Vonleh to be in pinstripes. The recruits just seem to be getting better and better and this is all due to CTC building to proper foundation.
    Great work with these updates. I can not wait to see the 2012 edition since they are clearly the best team we have had for a long time. Talent wise this is pretty close to 75 and 76, certainly as good as 02. Should be a great season.

  • I was pretty upset with Lyles play last night but he didn’t seem to be used very often or in a way I would prefer to see him played. Vonleh on the other hand was a man amongst boys last night. I hadn’t seen much of him before this game but I will be looking him up more often. I was also pretty impressed with Alexanders play too. All I can say to CC is GO GET VONLEH!!

  • Has Vonleh taken a visit, or is one planned? You mention that the other three 2014 have visited, but with all the guys currently on the radar, I’ve lost track.

  • SCHoosier

    I guess u have to remember that Lyles is only a rising junior. His body..poise and general skill make you expect more from him. In that consolation game last night I’d have to give him no better than a “C”. Spent a lot of time on the perimeter with his hands out…hoping to get the ball for a 3 attempt. Was easily taken to the hole a couple of times.
    as we’ve all comment on..those AU deals are dominated by guards…and the coaching scheme is still a mystery to me. U can bet when he gets to IU..Crean will have Trey working down low among other things. He can be a dominate rebounder but its hard to do when you’re standing around watching others play. I’m sure all this is good experience for him..and the kid’s potential is unlimited.

  • Not 75-76. I wasnt even alive back then, but just looking at those names, this team is not that team and not that close. They were dominant. I dont think anyone expects to dominate this year up and down the sked. We will still probably lose at least 3 BT games.
    First goal that will be interesting to see if this team can even match last year’s team…….go into the conference sked undefeated.
    Only about 2 more weeks until Crean has to have the scholly situation worked out. That’s what I am interested to see next. Given he hasnt made any move on that yet, I think it’s a given he’s having a hard time deciding on what they are going to do there.

  • SCHoosier

    Alex..a question.
    Since 8/20 is apparently the date that IU has to resolve its “too many scholarships offered issue” for the coming season…..will the NCAA have cleared all of the Movement class by then? At last report..I think Holowell and Patterson had not yet been cleared..and Perea’s personal issue had yet been ruled on. Can you shed any light on the clearances? Crean at last report said the NCAA was ocncentrating on football..and hadn’t gotten to the b-ball issues yet. Or maybe I’m totally out of bounds on this one.

  • Unlikely the NCAA clearinghouse will be done with all incoming freshman for hoops by that point. If you remember back to the Guy-Marc Michel situation, his case wasn’t decided before the start of practice. A similar situation happened with Eli Holman where he was cleared right around the start of practice. If there are questions about a player’s eligibility, there’s not a set date on when the NCAA will make a decision.

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    Vonley is really good , probably one and done good . A delighted as I would be to get him , I really like that some of the others might be in school 2 to 3 years .

    Nice to see Will averaging 12 .

  • Evansville Hoosier

    Maybe Trey is just down in the dumps after a performance that’s not up to his standards.. As fans, we need to let him know we still support him while he goes through what he’s doing!!

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    Trey will be just fine ! Can’t wait for his arrival !

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I hope he decides to come back, I was talking about his current decommitment

  • N71

    If we were to look at this objectively what typically happens when someone reopens their recruitment. If you’re saying this isn’t typical then what information do you have. Otherwise history would say that Trey may end up going elsewhere. Otherwise, why reopen your recruitment. To say you need something to compare IU with is perhaps accurate but why do you need to compare IU to others if you weren’t second guessing your decision. Trey is awesome, perhaps the best IU recruit I’ve ever seen, but his coach says he is reopening his recruitment which makes it reasonable to think he’s not content with the decision.

  • SCHoosier

    This is what happens when a school makes an offer to a kid who is still in athletic “Pampers”. U can bet other coaches have been working him during the AAU season. HOpefully after the coming season he won’t need anything to “compare it too.” I suspect Crean will be all over this…wonder if the decommit took him by surprise?

  • Mel Piepho

    When is Vonieh taking a visit? I’m sure he hasn’t yet, but when might he come out? If IU wants to be in the hunt with this guy, he has to come out and visit.