2018 Four-Star Landers Nolley Breaks Down His Recruiting

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Landers Nolley, the 6-foot-7 215lb versatile forward out of Georgia, had a breakout Summer with Team Loaded NC. The Langston Hughes High product was impressive at the adidas Gauntlet Finale in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Landers averaged 14.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Rivals recently updated their rankings and have Landers at No. 55 for the Class of 2018.

On September 9th, Landers released his Basketball Society recruiting bracket Elite 8. His final eight included Florida State, UConn, Georgia, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Georgia State, NC State and Virginia Tech.

Georgia State, Illinois, Virginia Tech and  Georgia will receive an official visit out of his final eight. Wichita State — who recently jumped back into Nolley’s recruitment after offering in mid-July — gets the fifth visit.

Illinois received Nolley’s first visit the weekend of Sept. 8-10. He’s scheduled to visit Virginia Tech the weekend of Sept. 29 followed by Georgia State the very next weekend. Georgia will host Nolley Oct. 13-15 for his fourth official. Wichita State receives his final visit the following weekend, Oct. 20-22.

Nolley broke down his five schools receiving an official visit for D1Vision.

Georgia-“Coach (Mark) Fox and Coach Jonas (Hayes) love me. I’m familiar with a lot of there players and the see me being a major impact player as a freshman”

Virginia Tech-“Coach Buzz (Williams) and the whole staff came to my house and just basically told me flat out that they would love to have me. They feel like they can push me not just on the court, but off the court as well. The want to help me reach my dream of making the NBA.”

Illinois-“Coach (Brad) Underwood and the whole staff also came to my house and told me how they need me to come in and help as a freshman right away. I went on my visit and I like it a lot. I mean it was my first official visit, so the other schools have work to do.”

Georgia State-“Man out of all my official visits, this staff has been recruiting me the longest. They have been in contact with me the most. Coach Purdue texts me every single hour. I mean seriously, he is texting me right now. I mean I love the staff and RJ Hunter, that’s my guy, so I mean they just tell me look what they did for him out of such a so called “small school”. They just use that as a selling point. I know the whole staff loves me.”

Wichita State-“They have been in it, they are just low key. They seem to love me though! The head coach loves me. They love me as a whole and they want me to come out there so bad, so I mean why not.”

It seems all five schools have an equal chance to land the four-star prospect. Staying close to his family in Georgia makes sense for any recruit. Georgia State hopping on his recruiting trail early has paid off and could help land one of their biggest recruits in recent memory. Virginia Tech and Illinois are definitely high on his list with their track record of being able to produce NBA talent. While Wichita State has proven they can consistently be in the big dance allowing their players to play on the biggest stage in college basketball.

Whoever lands Nolley, will have a versatile wing who has the talent to fight for a starting spot from day one.


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