Landers Nolley has entered the NCAA Transfer Portal for the second time.
Last year, Virginia Tech’s redshirt freshman opted to return to the Hokies. He confirmed reports that he is once again exploring the transfer market through an Instagram post on Monday.
“These past two years flew by in the blink of an eye we made so many memories and I can’t thank you all enough,” he said on Instagram. “The unconditional love and amazing atmosphere we played in every night. In life you have to make some hard decisions and this is definitely one of those times in my life.
“I want to thank my family and close friends for being with me along this journey. With that being said my recruitment is officially open and I will be exploring my options.”
The 6-foot-7 wing played in all 32 games for Virginia Tech in 2019-20, leading the team in minutes (968), field goals made (171), 3-pointers (68), free throws made (85), total scoring (495 pointos) and defensive rebounds (161). He scored a team-high 15.5 points per game and shot 31.6 percent from beyond the arc.
Nolley was named the ACC Freshman of the Week five times and was part of the Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team. He was also on the 2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Nolley was the fifth highest-ranked prospect to ever sign with the Hokies. Nolley was the No. 67 overall recruit in the 2018 class and was the No. 5 prospect out of Georgia. He had to redshirt due to an academic issue during his true freshman season.
In other college basketball news, Louisville’s Darius Perry will graduate and transfer. He will be immediately eligible for the 2020-21 season. Perry scored 5.2 PPG and dished out 2.5 APG from his guard position in 2019-20. He shot 38.9 percent from the 3-point line.
Quinnipiac’s Kevin Marfo will also graduate and transfer, making him immediately eligible next season. Marfo, a power forward, scored 10.2 PPG and grabbed 13.3 RPG this past season. He led the nation in rebounds per game, edging out Notre Dame’s John Mooney (12.7 RPG).