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St. John's transfer Lindsey headed to Arkansas

Posted on: January 13, 2012 2:02 pm
 

By Jeff Goodman

Nurideen Lindsey wanted to remain close to his mother, but it didn't work out -- and now he's headed to Arkansas.

The St. John's transfer should be an ideal fit with the breakneck style that Mike Anderson employs down in Fayetteville. The 6-foot-3 guard, who averaged 11.9 points before opting to leave the Red Storm, is quick and athletic. 

"The whole idea of staying close to home was definitely more ideal," Lindsey told CBSSports.com shortly after announcing his decision via twitter. "But unfortunately, the schools close to home weren't a fit and most didn't have scholarships." 

Lindsey said Temple and Saint Joseph's were among them. 

"Arkansas seems like a great fit with the way I play," Lindsey said. "They showed a lot of interest and made me feel excited about wanting to be a Razorback." 

Lindsey said he will leave for Arkansas in the next few days, sit out this semester and the start of next season before becoming eligible at the break -- and having 1 1/2 year left of eligibility. 

He'll give the Razorbacks more quality depth. Anderson has freshmen B.J. Young, Rashad Madden and Hunter Mickelson, leading scorer Marshawn Powell should be healthy next season and guards Mardacus Wade and Rickey Scott have played well this season. 

Comments

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:58 pm
 

St. John's transfer Lindsey headed to Arkansas

Normally I would most likely have said or made some 'sour grapes' type comment but I think you are exactly right.
The Johnnies could have used him but everyone looks after themselves first these days.    
  



Since: Jan 31, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2012 11:22 am
 

St. John's transfer Lindsey headed to Arkansas

Problems ahead for the Razorbacks.  He won't be happy there, either.  Just watch.



Since: Feb 1, 2010
Posted on: January 14, 2012 12:11 am
 

St. John's transfer Lindsey headed to Arkansas

maybe he can learn how to get DUIs from Coaches son, Jr.


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