Landers Nolley decommits from Georgia

In News by Blake Lovell

Landers Nolley, a 4-star forward in the 2018 class, has decommitted from Georgia.

Nolley’s decommitment comes less than 24 hours after announcing his decision to play for the Bulldogs following his official visit to Athens.

The 6-foot-4 Georgia native is ranked as the No. 96 player overall in the 2018 recruiting class, according to 247Sports.

He had narrowed his choices down to Georgia and Virginia Tech prior to the commitment.

Lovell’s Analysis

Well, this one surely caught a lot of people off guard.

It seemed that Mark Fox had landed an important piece for the Bulldogs’ 2018 roster, and then not even a full day later, Nolley changes course.

Considering that it’s high school kids that we’re talking about, there’s always going to be the possibility of this type of stuff happening.

However, this is definitely one of the quickest decommitments we’ve seen in a while.

Teams like Virginia Tech and Illinois were after him hard, but it’s hard to tell where things go from here in terms of where Nolley will be playing next season.

As for Georgia, it takes away what could have been another great piece of the puzzle after already landing a commitment from 4-star power forward Amanze Ngumezi in early September.

Now, Fox and his staff must regroup to continue rebuilding a program that will lose several important players following the 2017-18 season.

Blake Lovell is the founder of Southeast Hoops. He hosts the Marching to Madness podcast, which features interviews with coaches around the country. He also hosts a weekly college basketball show on WNSR 560AM/95.9 FM in Nashville. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Athlon Sports, Rivals, FanRag Sports, and many more.