Galindo Leaving KU

April 4, 2005


University of Kansas freshman men’s basketball player Alex Galindo will transfer from KU at the end of this semester, head coach Bill Self announced Monday.

“We enjoyed Alex this past year,” Self said. “Losing his summer to a broken wrist, and over a month of preseason workouts due to a pulled groin, certainly slowed his development. We are very appreciative of Alex’s efforts throughout the season we wish him nothing but success in his future endeavors.”

“With Alex’s departure, it does allow us to provide Christian Moody a scholarship for the upcoming year, which he richly deserves,” Self added.

A 6-7 guard from Newark, N.J., Galindo played in 22 games last season with one start at Colorado on January 15. The Puerto Rico born Galindo averaged 4.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game in 10.4 minutes per contest. He scored a career-high 14 points against Wisconsin-Milwaukee and made clutch three-point field goals for KU in victories against Georgia Tech and Texas A&M.

“I enjoyed my freshman year,” Galindo said. “It had its ups and downs, but overall it was a learning experience. I wish Kansas and its fans nothing but success.

“I feel I need a change of scenery to get closer to home,” Galindo added. “I need a redshirt year to get stronger and to develop my game. At this time, my mind is still open to where I will go, but hopefully it will be resolved in the next few weeks.”