2013 NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Nurideen Lindsey, Point Guard, Rider
Name: Nurideen Lindsey
Position: Point Guard
Latest Stats: 8.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.3 spg
Nurideen Lindsey has had an unusual path to the 2013 NBA Draft. After beginning at the JUCO ranks, Lindsey committed to play for St. John’s and head coach Steve Lavin back in 2011. After one season however, Lindsey decided to leave the program and after originally considering a move to the professional ranks, he enrolled at Rider. Lindsey averaged just under 23 minutes per game this past season, scoring 8.0 points per game.
Despite having one more year of eligibility still remaining, Lindsey has now made the decision to go pro. At 6-foot-3, Lindsey has decent size for the point guard position and he is crafty with the basketball. There wasn’t much stability in his collegiate career however, and since he’s bounced around a few times his age (23) is a factor. Lindsey isn’t likely to get drafted, so his best bet at professional basketball may be overseas.
Strengths: Lindsey has good size for the point guard position and he has the ability to attack the glass and get to the free throw line. Lindsey became more a three-point shooter this past season at Rider.
Weaknesses: Lindsey is not the greatest offensive threat and his point guard skills need work. He has been turnover prone in the past and despite his ability to get to the rim, he’s not the greatest of foul shooters. Lindsey is not much of a threat from the outside, so he needs to improve on his shooting efficiency.
Draft Projection: Undrafted
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