Merv Lindsay Transfers to UNM from Kansas

June 8, 2012

Albuquerque, N.M. --- University of New Mexico head men's basketball coach Steve Alford has announced that Merv Lindsay has transferred from the University of Kansas and will be with the Lobos this season. Lindsay will have to sit out the 2012-13 season per NCAA transfer regulations. He will be a redshirt sophomore for the 2013-14 season.

The 6-7 Lindsay played in 12 games last year for the Jayhawks, who lost in the national championship game to Kentucky. He averaged 2.2 minutes, and 0.9 points per game, shooting .556 from the field.

Lindsay is from Moreno Valley, Calif., and he played at Canyon County High School, where he averaged 15.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists as a senior, helping the Cougars to the Inland Valley championship as a senior. He also was a three-time all-league selection, and he carried a 4.0 grade point average as a senior, being named to the National Honor Society.

"We are excited to add Merv to our team," said head coach Steve Alford. He is a stretch four that can really shoot the ball. He is a great student and person and is a very good fit for our future."