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NCAA approves Nolley’s transfer from Virginia Tech to Memphis

NCAA Basketball: ACC Tournament-North Carolina vs Virginia Tech

Mar 10, 2020; Greensboro, North Carolina, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies guard Landers Nolley II (2) shoots the ball against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second half at Greensboro Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The NCAA has approved guard Landers Nolley II’s request for a transfer, allowing him to play this season at Memphis.

Memphis announced the NCAA’s approval Thursday.

The 6-foot-7 guard-forward played his freshman year at Virginia Tech and was on the Atlantic Coast Conference All-Freshman team last season. Nolley led the Hokies in scoring averaging 15.5 points. He also had 5.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 29 starts.

Nolley sat out the 2018-19 season after leading his high school teams to three straight state championships. He led the state of Georgia in scoring as a senior.