Landers Nolley II

Updated as of 8/4/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 230
College: Memphis
Classification: Redshirt Sophomore
Birthdate: 3/5/2000

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Good shooter, especially from deep
Can post up smaller opponents
Prolific scorer
Moves well off the ball on offense
Adequate playmaker
Adequate defender that can get steals
Above average athlete

Cons:

Struggles to drive by defenders
Not an elite ball handler
Can be turnover prone
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
Not an elite rebounder
Needs to improve his on-ball defense
Not an elite athlete

Summary:

Landers Nolley II is an athletic, skilled swingman that can shoot and score the basketball.  He scored 22 points and had 5 assists in his team’s stunning, upset win over Michigan State at the Maui Invitational.  Nolley started the season off strong, but then experienced a sharp decline in his shooting percentages in the second half of the season, as he had to take on a lot of volume on offense.

He’ll be transferring away from Virginia Tech, but Nolley’s strong offensive skills and underrated defensive capabilities could enable him to be a good find for Memphis, and for an NBA team when he decides to declare to enter the draft.

Links:

RealGM Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

ESPN’s Article on Nolley’s Outstanding Performance vs. MSU in Maui

SI’s Article on NCAA Didn’t Clear Him Last Season Due to High ACT Score

ESPN’s Article on Nolley Transferring from Virginia Tech

247Sports’ Article on Nolley Transferring to Memphis

Games Scouted:

11/26/19 Virginia Tech vs. Dayton

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