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Bradley lands transfer guard Nolan Jr.

Bradley received a commitment from 6-foot-2-inch guard Terry Nolan Jr. on Wednesday. He averaged 10.6 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game in his sophomore season at George Washington.

Nolan will have to sit out the 2019-20 season due to the NCAA transfer rule, but will have two years of eligibility at Bradley.

“I would like to thank my parents, coach James, and my brothers for always instilling confidence in me, loving me unconditionally, and providing endless support,” Nolan said via Twitter. “I would also like to thank coach Wardle, Adams, Bargen and Foster for giving me an unbelievable opportunity to continue my academic, as well as athletic career.”

The Baltimore, Maryland native played in 29 games, starting 20 games in the 2018-19 campaign, averaging 27.9 minutes per game.

He has long been known for his play on the defensive end of the court. Before the season, Nolan was named to the A-10 preseason all-defense team. He lead GW with 52 steals his freshman year.

This past season, however, he elevated his offensive game. He scored the 3-point ball at a 34.9 percent clip and raised his scoring average a point and a half.

On December 8, he scored 16 points on 5-9 shooting in a game against MVC member Valparaiso. He started and played 39 minutes accounting for three assists and two steals.

Head coach Brian Wardle said he sees Nolan as a contributor in years to come and looks forward to working with him.

“We are excited to add Terry to the Bradley family,” Wardle said. “With the graduation of a number of guards not only last year, but next season as well, it was vital to add an experienced player so we can maintain our high-level of success. Terry was a productive guard at George Washington who is both a great defender and playmaker that can score. Having him for a year to work with will not only help us in the future but this season as well. He fits what we look for in a student-athlete and we’re excited that he is a Brave for the next three years.”

Nolan Jr. figures to fit into the rotation as a sharpshooter to fill the shoes of rising senior Nate Kennell.

Nolan is the second transfer commitment the program has received this spring, as Bradley signed LSU transfer guard Danya Kingsby on April 17.

The transfers will look to replace the production of former Bradley guards Antoine Pittman, Jayden Hodgson and Armon Brummett, who all left the program this spring, and graduating seniors Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye, and Luqman Lundy.

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