On Sunday, the NCAA granted former Overbrook High basketball player Nurideen Lindsey a hardship waiver to play immediately at Rider University. The 6-foot-3 guard played nine games last season at St. John's before announcing his decision to transfer. He averaged 12.4 points and 2.8 assists a game.
We dug through the Rally archives for Lindsey content and here's what we found:
From Keith Pompey, 2/10/08:
Go ahead. Tell Nurideen Lindsey he is everything that's wrong with basketball. Look the junior right in his eyes. Then tell him his area-best 34.4 points per game average is worthless.
Go ahead. Explain to the person with the evil stare why he's nothing more than a hip-hop blaring, tattoo-wearing, Allen Iverson wannabe. Tell him he's the reason the Panthers didn't make the Public League playoffs.
But use extreme caution. You may eat your words.
"People are judging me by my tattoos, by the way I dress and things like that," Lindsey said. "When they really get to know me, they know that I am a good guy. They know I am a real down-to-earth guy."
From Joe Juliano, 9/18/07
Rodney Wescott, Lindsey's AAU coach with Team Kobe, called Lindsey "one of the best scorers the Public League has seen since Maureece Rice," the city's all-time leading scorer.
"He's a natural scorer," Wescott said. "He can score from the perimeter. He's a real athlete, very quick with long arms and big hands. "
As a sophomore, Lindsey received an honorable mention for The Inquirer's all-Southeastern Pennsylvania team.