Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Report: Sixers to work out Vonleh Thursday

Former Indiana standout Noah Vonleh will work out for the 76ers on Thursday, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

Report: Sixers to work out Vonleh Thursday

Former Indiana standout Noah Vonleh will work out for the 76ers on Thursday, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports.

Vonleh, a 6-foot-9, 247-pound power forward, left the Hoosiers following his freshman season.  The 18-year-old is projected as a Top-Five pick in the NBA draft.

He averaged 11 .3 points and nine rebounds this past season.

Vonleh would add to the Sixers' Boston connection. Rookies Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams are from that area, and coach Brett Brown played at Boston University.

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"Allen Iverson was one of my favorite players growing up," said Vonleh, who has 11 ¾ -inch hands and a 7-foot-4 wingspan. "And I watched [the Sixers] play a little bit. They struggled this year, lost a lot of games. But they are definitely going to have a young core that's going to produce in a couple of years."

The Sixers have the third and 10th overall picks and five second-round selections in the NBA Draft on June 26.

Vonleh is regarded as the fifth-best draft prospect behind Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Dante Exum. 

Follow and contact Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers

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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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