Virginia Tech freshman wing Landers Nolley has not surprisingly been in high demand since he entered the transfer portal on Monday. Nolley, who is a former top-100 recruit, averaged 15.5 points per game for the Hokies this season.
Nolley already has a laundry list of potential suitors that includes Georgetown, Maryland, UCLA, Oregon, Pittsburgh, UConn, Auburn, Louisville, Memphis, and NC State. Nolley is a traditional undergraduate transfer and will have three years of eligibility remaining at his new school.
His decision to leave Virginia Tech primarily has to do with how he was utilized—he wants to play on the wing but played at the four in Blacksburg. (His father clearly wasn’t happy about it.)
It probably didn’t help that the Hokies took a nose-dive to end the season, winning just twice after beating UNC in overtime on Jan. 22. Nolley also struggled down the stretch and had a pretty rough go of it in league play: 42% shooting on twos, 25% shooting on threes. No doubt a lot of that was the result of his enormous workload, because he took a third of the Hokies’ shots while he was on the floor.