Lindsey not headed for La Salle

Nurideen Lindsey's next stop will not be La Salle.

According to a source close to the program, Lindsey will “probably not” be transferring to the university.

On Thursday, the 6-foot-3 guard announced his plans to leave St. John’s after just nine games. One of the reasons for his decision was the health of his mother, Gina Schenck, which makes it likely the Philadelphia native will transfer to a city school.

La Salle sophomore guard Tyreek Duren Tweeted at Lindsey to “come home” and Lindsey re-Tweeted a fan telling him to head to La Salle.

Before his junior season at Overbrook High, Lindsey made an oral commitment to the Explorers. But he dropped out of high school the following winter and was unable to fulfill his commitment.

Another source close to the program said that former Explorers assistant coach Ashley Howard led the charge in getting Lindsey to commit back in 2007. Howard is currently an assistant under Bruiser Flint at Drexel, which makes the Dragons a possible destination.

Contact staff writer Matt Breen at mbreen@phillynews.com or @matt_breen on Twitter.

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