Noah Vonleh: Free Agent, NBA Contracts & Relationship

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Noah Vonleh, an American professional basketball player, is currently a free agent after San Antonio Spurs waived him in January 2023.

Vonleh was the round-one, ninth-overall pick of the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014 NBA draft. However, the power forward/center has had a rollercoaster in his NBA career.

Despite being a first-round pick, he couldn’t meet up expectations and saw himself playing as a trade transfer to many NBA teams: the Blazers, Bulls, Knicks, Timberwolves, Nuggets, Nets & Celtics.

Noah Vonleh, An American Basketball Player Who Plays In The NBA
Noah Vonleh, An American Basketball Player Who Plays In The NBA (Source: Blazer’s Edge)

Throughout his eight NBA seasons, Vonleh made three playoff appearances but never got the title.

With the Nuggets in the 2020 NBA playoffs, he played in the Conference Finals but lost to the LA Lakers.

His career-high is 22 points, scored in the 2018-19 season in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Even after being a potential player, the fact remains that he is currently a free agent, leaving fans wondering about what lies ahead for this basketball star.

Today, we are here with all you need to know about Noah Vonleh, so be sure to read the full article.

Quick Facts

Full Name Noah Vonleh
Date of Birth August 24, 1995
Birth Place Salem, Massachusetts
Age 28 Years Old
Nationality American
Religion Christianity
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Chinese zodiac Pig
Height 6 feet 10 inches/ 2.08 m/ 208 cm
Weight 255 lbs (117 kg)
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
High School Haverhill High School
University Indiana University (2013-14)
Father’s Name Samuel Vonleh
Mother’s Name Renell Vonleh
Siblings Two sisters (Aaronette & Samnell)
Tattoos None
Girlfriend N/A
Children None
Profession Basketball player
League NBA
Position Power forward/Center
Playing Career 2014-present
NBA Draft Round: 1, Pick: 9th overall, 2014 (Selected by the Charlotte Hornets)
Current Team Free agent
Playing Career 2014 – present
Net Worth $5 Million
Social Media Instagram
Merch N/A
Last Update April 2024

Early Life & Family Background

Noah Vonleh was born on August 24, 1995, in Salem, Massachusetts, which makes him 28 years old as of 2024.

He is the only son (eldest of three children) of Samuel Vonleh and Renell Kumeh, a nurse, who are now divorced.

As reported, Vonleh’s father came to the United States from Liberia in 1979 & settled in the Boston area.

The NBA player has two younger sisters: Aaronette Vonleh and Samnell Vonleh, both of them played college basketball.

Noah Vonleh And His Mother
Noah Vonleh And His Mother (Source: Twitter)

Interestingly, Vonleh’s great-grandfather, Chief Blahsue Vonleh, was the Paramount Chief of the Doe Clan in Nimba County, Liberia, from 1920 until his passing in 1947.

Vonleh’s family heritage is an important part of his identity and has undoubtedly influenced his life and career.

Details On Siblings

There is no denying that Noah Vonleh’s family is a basketball powerhouse!

The NBA star’s sister (youngest of all), Aaronette Vonleh, followed his footsteps to hoops. She was a four-star recruit & was among the top 100 players in the class of 2021 by ESPN.

Aaronette attended West Linn High School, where she was named the Oregon Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year as a senior in 2020-21.

Aaronette Vonleh, The Youngest Sister Of NBA Star Noah Vonleh
Aaronette Vonleh, The Youngest Sister Of NBA Star Noah Vonleh (Source: Instagram)

She played her freshman year (2021-22) of collegiate basketball for the Wildcats at the University of Arizona.

As a sophomore, she transferred to the University of Colorado & wears jersey number #21 with the Buffaloes.

Her strong frontcourt presence, athleticism, and versatility make her a standout on the court.

Meanwhile, Noah’s other sister, Samnell Vonleh, currently works as a nanny, having previously worked as a teacher assistant at Little Sprouts, LLC.

Samnell played collegiate basketball at the University of Bridgeport from 2015 to 2016. In 2019, she graduated from the University with a major in Psychology.

Basketball In High School & College

Noah Vonleh attended Haverhill High School in Haverhill, Massachusetts & then transferred to New Hampton School in 2011, where he repeated his sophomore year to “focus on his academic and athletic development.”

After averaging 17 points, 12 rebounds & four assists per game during his senior year, he was the 2013 McDonald’s All-American honors.

For his collegiate basketball career, he attended the University of Indiana and earned a degree in general studies.

Vonleh played only one season (2013-14) with the Indiana Hoosiers, starting in 29 out of 30 games. He averaged 11.3 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, & 26.5 minutes per game.

After his freshman year, he chose to forgo his remaining three years of college eligibility and declared for the NBA draft on April 3, 2014.

NBA Draft & Professional Career

In the 2014 NBA draft, Noan Vonleh became the first-round (ninth overall) pick of the Charlotte Hornets.

He was the third power forward to get picked in the draft, after Aaron Gordon (fourth pick) & Julius Randle (seventh pick).

Ever since then, Vonleh’s NBA career has taken him through different teams.

He played for the Hornets for just one season before being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, where he spent three seasons (2015-18).

Noah had his best season with the Blazers in 2017-2018, starting in 41 games and averaging 7.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.

Then, Vonleh was traded to the Chicago Bulls, where he played for 21 games before signing with the New York Knicks as a free agent in 2018.

Noah Vonleh On The Court
Noah Vonleh On The Court (Source: Instagram)

The player had a career-best season with the Knicks in 2018-2019, averaging 8.4 points and 7.8 rebounds per game. Noah also recorded his first triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists against the Chicago Bulls on November 5, 2018.

Since then, Vonleh has bounced around a few teams, including the Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets, Brooklyn Nets, and Boston Celtics.

Unfortunately, his time with these teams was short-lived, playing only a handful of games before being waived.

Currently, Noah Vonleh is a free agent after the Spurs waived him on January 5, 2023, shortly after his trade from the Celtics to the Spurs earlier that day.

Does Noah Have A Girlfriend?

It is not uncommon for the personal lives of celebrities, athletes, and public figures to pique the interest of fans and followers.

In the case of Noah Vonleh, while his basketball career has been in the spotlight, his personal life has remained relatively private. It has been reported that Vonleh is currently single and not dating anyone. 

The player has an Instagram account, @nvonleh, where he posts pictures of himself playing basketball, hanging out with his friends and family, and traveling to different places.

However, no mention of any romantic life has been made.

Height & Body Measurements 

Born a Virgo, the American basketball player has an athletic physique and agility. He stands 6 feet 10 inches (2.08 m) tall & weighs 255 lbs (117 kg).

Noah has a wingspan of 7 feet 4 inches (2.23 m).

Net Worth & Contract

Noah is currently a free agent. The player last played for the Boston Celtics but was waived on January 5, 2023, as the Spurs acquired him. But they waived him too. He has not played in the NBA since then.

As of 2024, Noah Vonleh has a net worth of around $5 million, which is all thanks to his NBA contracts.

The previous contracts signed by the player are listed below. 

  • Rookie contract with the Charlotte Hornets in 2014, worth $9.9 million over four years1.
  • A one-year, $2.1 million contract with the Chicago Bulls in 2018.
  • A one-year, $1.6 million contract with the New York Knicks in 2018.
  • A one-year, $2 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2019.
  • A one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Denver Nuggets in 2020 (however, the contract was waived before receiving any salary)
  • A one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Brooklyn Nets in 2020 (however, he was waived before receiving any salary)
  • A one-year, $1.6 million contract with the Boston Celtics in 2021 (however, the contract was waived after receiving only $110,998 of his salary)

From his eight NBA seasons with different teams, Noah’s career earnings stand at $16.437 million.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why did the Celtics trade Noah Vonleh to the Spurs?

Vonleh was traded by Boston Celtics to San Antonio Spurs in January 2023 to open up a roster space. Moreover, since the Celtics didn't take any players in return, it was a cost-cutting trade for them.

Is Vonleh a free agent?

Yes, after eight NBA seasons, Noah Vonleh is currently a free agent. Shortly after acquiring him from the Celtics in early 2023, he was waived by the Spurs.

Does Noah Vonleh have a sister?

The NBA player has two sisters: Aaronette and Samnell. The youngest one, Aaronette, is a collegiate basketball player for Colorado Buffaloes, while his other sister Samnell formerly played for the University of Bridgeport.


Aayusha Bhattarai

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