Freshman Merv Lindsay grew up with school trumping basketball at home
KU's non-starters average 5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals in a little less than 12 minutes of play
Overview: A versatile guard who can play the 2-3 positions... Has good range and can stretch the floor with his three-point shooting... Not afraid to crash the boards as he averaged more than 10 rebounds his senior season in high school.
High School: Averaged 15.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in 2010-11 for Canyon Springs High School in his hometown of Moreno Valley, Calif... The Cougars, coached by Jeff Stovall, went 17-12 in 2010-11 and won the Inland Valley League championship... Was named to the all-league basketball first team his sophomore, junior and senior seasons... Was an all-county second team selection in 2009-10... Earned the Varsity Basketball Coaches Award his senior season... Also played football his freshman year in high school... Four-year member of the academic honor roll at Canyon Springs HS and had a 4.0 grade point average his senior year... A member of the National Honor Society his senior year.
Off the Court: Full name is Mervyn J. Lindsay II... Born in Los Angles, Calif... Undecided on major... Parents are Mervyn and Tyra Lindsay... Has an older sister, Ashley Lindsay, who played basketball from 2006-09 at the University of Albany in New York... Signed with Kansas in spring 2011.