FAYETTEVILLE ó Former St. John's guard Nurideen Lindsey, who announced last week he was transferring to Arkansas, may not be joining the Razorbacks after all.
FAYETTEVILLE ó Former St. Johnís guard Nurideen Lindsey, who announced last week he was transferring to Arkansas, may not be joining the Razorbacks after all.
Jon Rothstein of the CBS Sports Network reported Thursday afternoon Lindsey has changed his mind and instead will enroll at Rider. CBSSports.com college basketball writer Jeff Goodman added to the report later, saying Lindsey will transfer to New Jersey school with the likelihood of receiving a waiver that will allow him to play next season because it is closer to his mother, who has been ill, in Philadelphia.
Lindsey originally planned to arrive at Arkansas and enroll in classes for the spring semester, which began Tuesday. He would have been able to practice with the Razorbacks immediately, but couldnít play until the 2012 fall semester ended. Lindsey then would have had 1 1/2 seasons of eligibility with the Razorbacks.
Arkansas coach Mike Anderson has not commented on Lindsey because of NCAA rules. The guard is not enrolled as a student at Arkansas, according to the universityís online student directory.
Lindsey played nine games at St. Johnís this season before announcing his plans to transfer. The guard averaged 11.8 points and 2.9 assists at St. Johnís.