Lindsay to Transfer from Kansas

April 16, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self announced Monday that freshman forward Merv Lindsay had been granted a release to transfer to another school.

“Merv and I met last week about his situation and the opportunities he has here,” Self said. “He has decided it is in his best interest to look elsewhere to have an opportunity for more playing time.”

Lindsay appeared in 12 games during the 2011-12 season in which Kansas went 32-7, won its eighth-straight Big 12 regular-season title and advanced to its 14th Final Four, finishing runner-up. The 6-7 Moreno Valley, Calif., native averaged 2.2 minutes per game and scored 11 points. Lindsay’s best outing of the season was a nine-point effort on 4-of-5 shooting against Howard on Dec. 29. His other points came at Texas Tech in Big 12 play. Lindsay played in seven league contests.

“Merv is not a good young man, he is a terrific young man,” Self said. “He has done well in school and he has impacted our program on the practice court and in the locker room in a very positive way. We’re going to do everything we can to support and assist him. He’s leaving here with a great taste in his mouth as we are with him. At this time he is at square one and we’re just looking into it, but he has been granted his release.”

“With the support of coach Self, me and my family have decided to transfer at the end of the semester to seek more playing time,” Lindsay said. “Now I plan to sit down and look at options.”

“I will never forget my freshman year at Kansas, going to the Final Four and winning a conference championship,” Lindsay added. “I was fortunate to learn under a great coach in coach Self and his staff. Being a part of such a great tradition and contributing to that tradition will always mean a lot to me. I love all my teammates, coaches and all the Kansas fans for their support this past year.”