University of New Mexico junior Merv Lindsay has requested, and received, a release from his scholarship from the Lobos men’s basketball team and will seek a transfer for the upcoming season.
Lindsay, a 6-foot-7 wing player who transferred two years ago to UNM from Kansas, played in 20 games this past season, averaging 6.5 minutes per game with a season high three points at UNLV on Feb. 19.
Lindsay, a Moreno Valley, Calif., native who redshirted during the 2012-13 season after transferring to UNM, would have to sit out the coming season then have one year left to play if he transfers to another Division I program. Or, he could play immediately if he transfers to a non-DI program and have two years of playing eligibility remaining.
UNM head coach Craig Neal, who is recruiting out of state this week, confirmed the news late Tuesday.
The move by Lindsay means the Lobos are now at the NCAA scholarship limit of 13 for the coming season. The Lobos had added seven scholarship players t...