Written by EVAN DEVOULD:
After missing out on high SCHOOL STANDOUTS LIKE JALEN GREEN, ISAIAH TODD, AND LIKELY GREG BROWN, PENNY HARDAWAY LOOKED FOR THE TRANSFER MARKET AND STRUCK GOLD. ON MONDAY AFTERNOON MEMPHIS LANDED A COMMITMENT FROM REDSHIRT FRESHMAN LANDERS NOLLEY. NOLLEY PLAYED AT VIRGINIA TECH THIS SEASON AND WAS A HUGE PLAYMAKER FOR THE HOKIES. NOLLEY AVERAGED 15.5 PPG AND RIGHT AT 6 REBOUNDS FOR THE HOKIES.LANDER NOLLEY PICKED THE TIGERS OVER OLE Miss and Georgia.
What does this mean for Memphis?
Landers Nolley gives the Tigers size on the wing that they severely lack. At 6’7 he can play inside out and comfortable handling the ball. He also brings in a battle tested mentality from battling through a bruising ACC scheudle last season. Lastly Nolley brings you a go to guy who can fill it up. See the attached video of Nolley scoring a career high vs ACC foe Clemson. In the video you will see the young talent can score in multiple ways and will fit the postionless basketball style Coach Hardaway loves.
Will Landers Nolley Be Available Immediately?
Typically a player in Nolley”s position would have to sit one year being he is not a graduate transfer. There has been rumors that the NCAA plan on clearing all transfers to leave for another school without penalty eventually. On May 20th the NCAA will have a vote that will determine if students athletes can transfer and play right away.
Right now Memphis is in sit and wait mode on rather Nolley will be available immediately. One thing Memphis fans can be happy about rather it’s this upcoming season or next, Memphis has landed a transfer that will make a immediate impact whenever he is deemed eligible.