Posted On: 01/18/18 12:00 PM
Class of 2019 small forward Landon Wolfe is a one man show for Effingham. This isn’t the Effingham team last year that featured his brother and another excellent small college prospect. As a junior he is having to take on a huge scoring load for his team to win. The 6’5” small forward made huge strides over the summer and has taken another leap in his game as a junior. He is a smooth shot creator that can get his jumper off from pretty much anywhere on the floor and knows how to create space. Moves well without the ball to get open coming off screens and curls. Always ready to shoot as soon as the ball touches his hands. Also has the ability to create his own shot pulling up and taking it to the hoop with solid handles and strength. Soft touch on his three point shot with a lot of arc. He can post up against small defenders with quick moves inside. Wolfe is a quality wing rebounder. Just a tough kid that is a bucket getter. Low-majors need to jump in now!
We spoke with Wolfe about how his season is going.
“It is going ok. Obviously we lost a lot so we have a lot of new guys coming in with new roles. We are figuring it out and getting better.”
He knows with the graduation of Jacob Donaldson and his brother Grant Wolfe he has to step up.
“Last year I played off them a lot. I still did a lot and this year I am the guy. I have to create for myself and create for others.”
What areas of his game has he seen the most improvement since July?
“I feel like I have improved my handles a lot. My jump shot has got pretty consistent definitely pulling up. I keep playing hard. I think I am guarding better than I did over the summer and getting more athletic.”
His ability to create his own shot in a variety of ways is huge for him.
“It helps a lot especially in high school because I don’t get a lot of easy looks. It helps because I think I am good at creating off the bounce, getting to the rim, and knocking down shots.”
One D1 program is giving Wolfe serious consideration.
“I took a visit to Lipscomb. They talked to me at their game and said they were going to come out and watch me during the school season and in the spring.”
What does he like about their program?
“They have a good coaching staff. They play together and share the ball. They are really playing well this year. They play a lot of big programs. They just play together.”