NBA Draft insiders have been caught in a kerfluffle about rumored top-three pick Joel Embiid’s foot injury but on mocks across the internet, one-and-done 6’9″ forward Noah Vonleh has been zooming up the lottery. The Indiana product, who was raised in Haverhill, Mass., can post up (he lead the Big Ten in rebounding this year) or face up (he shot 48.5% from three) and charted unreal measurements at the Combine that included a 7′ 4.25″ wingspan and 37″ vertical. The tale of the tape that has everyone buzzing, though, is his 11.75″-wide hands—bigger even than Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard’s (11.25″).
Before Vonleh’s mitts engulf Commissioner Adam Silver’s, the projected top-5 pick dropped by our offices to talk about about how he knew it was time to go pro, why he’s different from athletic forward prospects Andrew Wiggins and Aaron Gordon and loving Migos. He’s also documenting his draft journey at DraftDreams.com and doing it for the Gram at @nvonleh.