Cincinnati Basketball: Reacting to the New Orleans Pelicans decision to sign Landers Nolley II

Cincinnati Bearcats forward Landers Nolley II during a game at Fifth Third Arena. The Enquirer.
Cincinnati Bearcats forward Landers Nolley II during a game at Fifth Third Arena. The Enquirer. /
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Check out the recent reaction to the New Orleans Pelicans decision to sign former Bearcats star forward Landers Nolley II as un undrafted free agent!

During his lone season at Cincinnati, Nolley scored a team-high 16.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game en route to taking home All-AAC First Team honors.

Nolley is expected to participate in the NBA Summer League in early July and will have a chance to earn a spot on the Pelicans roster going into next season.

There were several draft picks that faced the Bearcats last year including Indiana Pacers forward Jarace Walker and Utah Jazz forward Taylor Hendricks.

Cincinnati Basketball: Reacting to the New Orleans Pelicans decision to sign Landers Nolley II

After starting his career at Virginia Tech, Nolley spent two years at Memphis before ending up with Cincinnati and developing into a NBA prospect.

Nolley became the eighth player in school history to earn a spot on the All-AAC First Team after connecting on 42.3 percent from 3-point range last season.

San Antonio Spurs center Victor Wembanyama was drafted with the top overall pick and is the overwhelming favorite to win NBA Rookie of the Year.

Cincinnati Basketball: Landers Nolley II agrees to free agent contract with the New Orleans Pelicans

NBA Draft analyst and scout Adam Spinella broke down what to expect from Nolley at the next level in a recent article via Pelican Debrief.

"“Landers Nolley II is a deadeye shooter, albeit with a little bit of a unique release. He rarely gets off the ground but his stroke is pure from real deep range and while spacing in the corners. His optimal role is that of a floor-spacer but he’s shown a propensity to be efficient near the rim and to make an impact as a rebounder each of the last few years. His touch in the mid-range is effective for when he’s run off the line and with a 6’10” wingspan, he has some hope of providing enough defensive gusto to stay on the floor in the NBA.”"

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