Landers Nolley II
Updated as of 4/19/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
Classification: Redshirt Junior
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Decent shooter, especially from deep
Can post up smaller opponents
Moves well off the ball on offense
Above average athlete
Struggles to drive by defenders
Not an elite ball handler
Can be turnover prone
Can tend to force the issue too much on offense
Needs to improve his on-ball defense
Not an elite athlete
Landers Nolley II is an athletic, skilled swingman that can shoot and score the basketball. As a freshman, he scored 22 points and had 5 assists in Virginia Tech’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 then transferred away from Virginia Tech, and he enrolled at Memphis. Nolley got off to a slow start, but has put up adequate, if not stellar numbers this year as a sophomore. While he can be too inconsistent at times, he is a skilled shooter that currently projects to be a second round prospect in the 2022 draft.
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
WREG-TV’s Article on Nolley Returning for his Junior Season
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