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.