One of the top small forwards nationally in 2018 is Landers Nolley, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound wing from Fairburn (Ga.) Langston Hughes.
Scout’s 89th ranked prospect is described by Scout’s Director of Recruiting, Evan Daniels, as a versatile forward.
“Standing 6-foot-5, Nolley has good size and length for a wing prospect,” Daniels wrote of Nolley in November. “Nolley proved to be an efficient and versatile scorer with a high IQ.
“He made smart plays, took good, high percentage shots and once he started burying deep jumpers, looked to get to the rim.”
Heading into the spring, Nolley is pleased with where his game is at.
“I’m very satisfied with my junior year,” Nolley said. “I score the basketball and help my team in anyway it needs to be helped. I want to get better at every aspect – defense, rebounding, simple stuff.”
The four-star prospect listed offers from Georgia, Georgia Tech, Charleston, Florida State, Florida, Butler, Xavier, Connecticut, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Auburn, Tennessee State, Tennessee, Northwestern, Illinois, Iowa and Iowa State.
Of those schools, he says three are recruiting him the hardest.
“Georgia, Georgia Tech and Florida State,” Nolley listed, before breaking down what he likes about each of them.
Georgia: “To me they played really well this year. They lost some close games but they’ll be better next year. It’s a nice big campus and I saw a good game there.”
Georgia Tech: “They’re having an up and down season but I think they’ll be better next year. It’s a very nice and large campus.”
Florida State: “They’re playing really well this year, one of their best years in a long time. They want me to get me down soon, probably summer or spring.”
Nolley has a pretty good idea of what he’s looking for in a school and when he’ll make a decision.
“I want loyalty and what fits me best,” he said. “I’ll go anywhere, no matter how far it is. I’ll probably decide after my senior year.”