2018 Landers Nolley Talks Bracket-Style List; Upcoming Visits

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Sixteen teams have advanced in Landers Nolley‘s 32-team single elimination bracket. Nolley, a 6-foot-7 shooting guard from Langston Hughes (GA) High School, spoke with D1Vision on Friday about his unorthodox way of narrowing down his list of schools.

“It’s like March Madness,” said Nolley. “Every 2-3 weeks, teams will get eliminated. The seeding was random and every school calls me every day.”

After starting out with 32 teams, Nolley advanced Florida State, Auburn, Iowa State, UConn, Vanderbilt, Georgia, Michigan, Illinois, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, Georgia State, Clemson, NC State, Alabama, Georgetown, and Virginia Tech to the Sweet Sixteen. He spoke about a few of the schools:

Florida State: “They put guards in the league. They really use their guards well and their guards play quality minutes. They get drafted.”

Georgia Tech: “They’re in the ACC, have coach [Josh] Pastner, and anyone that won over 20 games last year in their first year with the school, is doing something right.”

NC State: “They’re starting off new. They have a new system so they’re really trying to build the team around me.”

Vanderbilt: “I don’t know too much about them but they’re a good team.”

Nolley says he will take all five of his official visits and has already planned officials to UConn (Sept. 29-30) and Virginia Tech (Oct. 21). He spoke about both schools:

Virginia Tech: “Their head coach [Buzz Williams] loves me. They’re in the ACC. In the last couple years, the ACC has had more draftees than any other conference.”

UConn: “Coach [Kevin] Ollie loves me. They have nice guards and I think they’re gonna be good this year. Guard play is big with them.”

2018 Dwayne Cohill will also be taking his official to Virginia Tech around that time as he has planned to visit on October 20. Nolley has not planned any other visits.

Nolley told D1Vision he has no set timeline on when he will have a Final Four. With visits scheduled to Virginia Tech and UConn, it seems safe to assume they will make that list, at least the Final Five.


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