A wing player with good size, great length, and solid athleticism, Evan Nolte is an extremely high basketball IQ player with deep three-point range. Playing a smart style of basketball with a very high effort level, Nolte does a lot of little things on both ends of the floor, making impact plays without having the ball in his hands.
On the offensive end, Nolte is an excellent floor spacer and passer, playing well in the flow of his team's offense. He shows great passing ability both in transition and the halfcourt, capable of making crosscourt passes and dishing out excellent outlets to start breaks.
As a scorer, Nolte shows good mechanics from three-point range and recruiting services are very high on his shooting ability. He missed his two attempts in the game we saw, but it's clear in watching him the ability is there. In terms of attacking the basket, Nolte looks somewhat limited to straight-line drives and cuts off the ball, with his advanced ball-handling still being underdeveloped.
On the defensive end, Nolte plays all over the floor, doing an excellent job using his length and positioning to cut off passing and driving lanes, getting his hands on lots of passes, and breaking up a ton of plays. While he is solid in man-to-man defense as well, he really shines most in team defense, showing great understanding and positioning overall.
Looking forward, Nolte is a smart and hard-working player with a great complementary skill set on the offensive end, which gives him all the makings of a very good college player. His long term potential will depend on how he develops his shot creating ability, but he still has plenty of time to do so.