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Virginia Tech basketball news: 4-star Landers Nolley commits

Landers Nolley Virginia Tech

Buzz Williams won’t allow the Virginia Tech Hokies to be the forgotten program in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Starting with exceeding expectations first, now the coach is coupling that with excellence on the recruiting trail, landing 2018 4-star prospect Landers Nolley.

Per social media era bylaws, Landers Nolley made his announcement on the mean streets of Twitter.

Prior to committing to Virginia Tech, he had been considering offers from Illinois, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Florida State, North Carolina State, Connecticut, and a handful of other awesome basketball programs.

The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Nolley led Langston Hughes High School (GA) to a 25-8 mark and the Georgia 6A state title last season, where he also earned all-state honors. Last season, Nolley averaged 25 points and 7 rebounds per game, making 46 percent of his shots from beyond the arc.

This is a bit of a weird twist at the end of a plotting recruitment process. Nolley originally committed to the Georgia basketball program, but quickly decided to reopen his recruiting process and start visiting other schools.

Nearly every reputable college basketball recruiting service outlet has the talented youngster ranked as a top-100 player, with some considering him a “rising” prospect, placing him within the top-60.

Nolley joins Jarred McAllister on the Virginia Tech commitment list. It is still insanely early to go too bonkers over which program has what kind of recruiting class for a year from now, but certainly expect Buzz Williams to do even more work on the recruiting trail before it is all said and done.