2018 Four-Star Landers Nolley Commits to Georgia

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Landers Nolley, the 6-foot-7 wing out of Langston Hughes (GA) High,  told D1Vision on Saturday that he has committed to Georgia.

“Georgia has been on me a long time,” Nolley said when asked why he chose Bulldogs. “They love my game and they want me to be a major impact player as a freshman. They want to help me get to the NBA as well.

“I mean I love my home,” Nolley continued. “Georgia is my state. It’s like a second home there and will be an extended family. I also was a major priority to them.”

Nolley believes Georgia is the best fit to help fulfill his future goals.

“I think I fit at Georgia best because coach Fox and the staff love me,” Nolley stated. “They see me as a one and done kid if I just keep working and go hard. They think I can be better than Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.”

That’s high praise for Nolley’s potential. Caldwell-Pope was the eighth overall pick by Detroit in the 2013 NBA Draft. Over his first four seasons with the Pistons, the former SEC Player of the Year averaged 11.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 30.2 minutes. Caldwell-Pope signed a one-year, $18 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers back in July of this year.

Nolley started the breakdown of his recruitment process publicly through his Basketball Society bracket in August. He began the bracket with thirty-two teams with single elimination March Madness style. The creative move garnered attention on social media with college basketball fans crossing their fingers that their schools makes it to the next round.

Nolley announced his final two schools of Georgia and Virginia Tech via Twitter on Friday. He is coming off an official visit to Georgia that started on Friday and ended this morning.

Last season at Langston Hughes High, Nolley averaged 24.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.9 steals. According to 247Sports, Nolley is ranked as the No. 96 overall player in the Class of 2018 and the No. 4 player from the state of Georgia.

He joins 6-foot-9 four-star forward Amanze Ngumezi from Johnson (GA) High. The two in-state products look to make noise and win an SEC Championship. GEorgia last won the regular season title in 1990 and the SEC Tournament title in 2008.


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