MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - In just about a month, Penny Hardaway and his crew at the University of Memphis are scheduled to tip off the college basketball season.
The Tigers are in the spotlight, deploying one of the hottest transfer on the market this off-season.
Landers Nolley says he received the news he wasn’t confident he would get.
He’s eligible to play right away for the Memphis Tigers.
Nolley spent last year at Virginia Tech playing for a coach who didn’t recruit him at a position he didn’t feel comfortable in.
Nolley is a 6′7″ guard/forward whom Hardaway has said will instantly become the teams' best shooter.
He averaged 15.5 points per game last year while making the ACC All Freshman team. Nolley says he chose to play for Penny because he sees a lot of similarities in what Hardaway did as an NBA All Pro, and what Nolley hopes to do one day in the league.
He says playing at Memphis is just the start.
“I love the way they’re trying to use me and get me back to the old me,” said Nolley. “Playing on the wing, being a guard and that’s just what I’m focusing on. Getting my footwork better and just getting back to myself.”
The Tigers now wait to see if Evansville Forward DeAndre Williams gets his transfer waiver approved by to NCAA to be eligible right away.