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.