The first major NBA Draft news of the Big Ten season dropped tonight as CBS reported that Indiana freshman Noah Vonleh would enter the 2014 NBA Draft. He was easily Indiana's best big man this season and won Big Ten Freshman of the Year. He is considered one of the conference's top pro prospects.
How high Vonleh will go is unknown, but DraftExpress has him going #7 right now, which is well within NBA Lottery range and as one of the biggest prospects.
This is also a big hit for Indiana as they lack frontcourt depth. They will likely target some guys late in the recruiting process or potentially on the transfer market to help alleviate this concern.
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Indiana freshman Noah Vonleh just told @CBSSports by phone that he will enter the 2014 NBA Draft. Story coming …— Gary Parrish (@GaryParrishCBS) March 24, 2014