Hailing from Waxahachie, Texas, Noland is a 6-foot-3 guard who made a significant impact in the basketball world. In 2021, as a high school standout, he earned a coveted four-star recruit status and was ranked as the nation’s no. 86 overall recruit by rivals. Noland’s journey with the Sooners saw him participating in 59 games over the past two years, and during his sophomore season, he earned eight starts.
After his freshman year, Noland received recognition as he was selected for the Big 12 All-Freshman team. His reputation as a deadly shooter off the bench was well-deserved, boasting an impressive shooting record of nearly 45 percent from beyond the arc and over 53 percent overall. He also notched double-digit scores twice against Big 12 rivals, including an eight-point performance in under eight minutes against No. 7 Kansas during his freshman year. In the 2022 nit, Noland played a crucial role in guiding the Sooners to a first-round victory over Missouri State, contributing six points, six rebounds, and two steals.
Noland’s talents didn’t just emerge in college; he had an illustrious high school career at Waxahachie High School. During his senior year, he led the Indians to a No. 1 ranking in Texas and a 6a regional final appearance. His outstanding achievements were recognized by the 2021 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, who honored him with the 6a All-State Distinction, as well as All-region and All-District Honors, which he received three years consecutively.
Now, Noland is poised to join the UNT Men’s Basketball Program, which is riding the momentum of its most successful season in history. The mean green achieved a remarkable 31 wins last season, setting a program record, and tied the record for conference wins with 16. Their outstanding performance secured them a spot in the 2023 NIT, where they went on an impressive run, defeating Alcorn State, Sam Houston, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, and UAB to claim their first NIT Championship in program history. Noland’s arrival adds another exciting chapter to this rising basketball powerhouse.