Georgia Tech basketball’s top 2018 recruiting class is arguably that of small forward Landers Nolley, here’s a quick look at the Langston Hughes star.
Georgia Tech’s top target in the 2018 recruiting class may be that of small forward Landers Nolley. Nolley, 6-foot-4, 175-pound hailing from Fairburn, Georgia is the headline star of Langston Hughes High School basketball team and has seen his recruitment take off recently.
The 88th best player according to 247Sports composite rankings, Nolley’s profile has him receiving six scholarship offers in just the last five days. A quick look at Nolley’s numbers and it’s easy to see how big of an impact player he could be at the next level.
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Nolley isn’t listed as a top target for the Yellow Jackets on 247Sports but it’s hard to argue that with the amount of attention he’s receiving from Pastner and the Jackets.
In 31 games for Langston Hughes last season, Nolley’s numbers were nothing short of phenomenal and his follow up senior season should be just as amazing. You don’t need to watch his highlight tapes to see how great he could be but the tapes themselves aren’t that bad.
One part of Nolley’s game that would help the Yellow Jackets immediately is his ability to shoot from the outside. Last year, Nolley made 96 of 213 shots from the outside, a percentage of 45%. From the field, he’s a 57% shooter, while being a 75% shooter from the line, another spot where the Jackets struggled in 2016.
Nolley has visited Tech at least once on an unofficial visit, that coming on June 13th of this year. It’s safe to say for Nolley, the trip went well, to say the least. The four-star prospect tweeted the following after his visit.
He has also reportedly been planning a return visit to Tech which would be great news for Josh Pastner and the Jackets coaching staff. Nolley’s recruitment is still wide open but the Yellow Jackets have made numerous efforts in hopes of landing the Langston Hughes star.
With hopes of making a decision by November, Nolley should be cutting down his list over the next few months and the Yellow Jackets being among the top on his list would not be surprising. Don’t be surprised to also see Florida State and Georgia also on that list, both schools have been high on Nolley.
The one thing that is known is the Jackets are trying their hardest to keep this in-state talent in the state and more specifically, Atlanta. Nolley’s recruitment is just heating up and should be interesting as November slowly approaches.