NC State almost landed 6’7 forward Landers Nolley out of high school.
Instead, the 4-star, #67 ranked player in the class of 2019 he ended up at Virginia Tech where he averaged 15.5 pts, shot 32% from 3, pulled in 6 boards, and dished out 2.4 assists. Nolley seemed on his way to becoming a true NBA prospect.
However, a late season slump slowed down his ascent. He then chose to transfer to Memphis to play under former Magic star Penny Hardaway.
In his first season with Memphis, his offensive usage went way down, but his stats didn’t really dip too badly. He actually became more efficient, averaging 13ppg, 4 rebounds, and shooting 41% from the field and 38.7% from 3 point range.
Last season, Nolly’s usage went down again. Both in minutes, shots and games started. Despite that, he finished the season at almost 10ppg, 4 rebounds, shot 38% from the floor and 33% from long range.
Now Nolley is on the move again and he’s seriously looking at NC State as an option.
Memphis transfer Landers Nolley II will take an official visit to Texas A&M this weekend, sources told @Stockrisers. In addition, next weekend, he will officially visit NC State.
Nolley II is averaging 13 points and 4.6 rebounds over his three seasons (V-Tech, Memphis).
— Jake (@jakeweingarten) April 6, 2022
Nolly would add size and shooting from the 3 or 4 spot for NC State, giving Keatts a lot of flexibility with those positions. Check out Nolly going off for 29 against the Pack two years ago at the top of the article.
NC State’s Dusan Mahorcic Suffers Knee Injury vs. Coppin State
NC State Center Dusan Mahorcic suffered a gruesome looking knee injury tonight in the Wolfpack’s 94-72 victory over Coppin State in Reynolds Coliseum.
Play has stopped after this Dusan Mahorcic injury. pic.twitter.com/luXKQa4eVW
— Bally Sports South (@BallySportsSO) December 7, 2022
From what I’ve heard, Mahorcic suffered an injury to his kneecap, but the severity of his injury is unknown at this time. A kneecap injury can visually be a disturbing sight, and the NC State squad, especially Terquavion Smith, who had a good look at it, were emotionally moved in concern.
We will have to wait to see how long Mahorcic is out, but the need for DJ Burns to be able to play more minutes just became much more important. Also, Ernest Ross, who has always had a high ceiling, is going to need to grow up fast if Mahorcic is out for an extended period of time.
We are praying for you Dusan! Get well soon Big Fella!
Men’s Basketball’s: NC State 94 Coppin State 72: Highlight Reel & Condensed Game
Men’s Basketball: NC State 94 Coppin State 72: BOX SCORE
NC State improved to 8-2 on the year, defeating Coppin State 94-72 tonight in Reynolds Coliseum.
Only 2 Wolfpack players scored in double figures, and it was none other than the dangerous tandem of Terquavion Smith and Jarkel Joiner.
Smith led the team in points and assists, with 33 & 7 respectively. Smith wax clicking tonight, shooting 12-21 from the field, and 6 of 12 from three.
Joiner bounced back from a poor shooting performance against Pitt, scoring 29 points, shooting 11-21 from the field, and a blazing 5-7 from three.
Jack Clark had a poor shooting night, hitting only 1 of 7, but he managed to impact the game in every other way. Clark had 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals.
Men’s Basketball: NC State is a 22-Point Favorite Over Coppin St
NC State (7-2) will host Coppin St (4-6) tonight in Reynolds Coliseum, and the Wolfpack are 22-point favorites. The Total is sitting at 157.5.
- Coppin State is 6-4 Against the Spread this year.
- The Total has gone Over in 7 games, Under in 2, and Pushed in 1.
- NC State is 5-3-1 Against the Spread this year.
- The Total has gone Over in 6 games, and Under in 3.
Tipoff is at 7pm, and the game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.