LAWRENCE, KS - FEBRUARY 25: Merv Lindsay #22 of the Kansas Jayhawks congratulates Elijah Johnson #15 after the Jayhawks defeated the Missouri Tigers 87-86 to win the game on February 25, 2012 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The New Mexico Lobos landed small forward Merv Lindsay from the Kansas Jayhawks. Lindsay is a former three-star recruit, but in his first year at Kansas he only played in 11 games and averaged 2.4 minutes per game, most in garbage time.
Lindsay is only 6-foot-7, 195 pounds and definitely needs to add on some bulk perhaps 20 pounds to fill out his frame, and he can do that with his year off and be ready for the 2013-14 season.
In high school Lindsay averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds, and is an athletic forward that could make a difference for New Mexico, but again he needs to bulk up if he wants to be a game changer for New Mexico. One thing that will help Lindsay get better is that each day he will be going up against Tony Snell, Demetrius Williams and Kendall Williams in practice.
Lindsay took a visit to New Mexico last month and fell in love with the school:
"I felt really good there, very comfortable," Lindsay said. "I liked everything about the place - the coaches, players. I didn't have any complaints, none at all. It's a family atmosphere.
"I'm going to use the year off to work on everything that is wrong with my game, get in the weight room and improve so I'll be ready to contribute to the team the following season."
Getting a guy from Kansas is a big deal, but it does not certainly mean he will step on the court in 2013 and dominant just because he signed with Kansas. Once Lindsay is eligible he will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
Here are highlights from Lindsay back in high school:
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