One of the most impressive prospects at the Holiday Hoopsgiving event, which was held at Holy Innocents Episcopal School this past weekend, was junior wing prospect Landers Nolley.
A standout at Atlanta (Ga.) Langston Hughes, Nolley scored 37 points and nailed six three-pointers on the first day of the event. While his shooting ability certainly stood out, so did his efficiency, decision making and feel for the game.
“It was just a team effort,” Nolley told Scout shortly after the game. “My team looks for me a lot and I’m able to get a lot of points.”
Nolley said he picked up the game of basketball from his father, Landers Nolley Sr., who played college ball at LSU.
“A lot,” he said when asked what kind of impact he’s had on his development. “We train every day.”
“It’s all him,” his father said.
At this stage, Nolley isn’t a national name, but he soon will be. Regardless, high major schools have certainly taken notice, as Bruce Pearl, Josh Pastner and assistants from Wake Forest, Tennessee, Tulane and Georgia State watched him on Friday.
“Lot of coaches were here today,” Nolley said. “Wake Forest and a lot of schools.”