Today we introduce a new feature on Basketball Elite, the Sleeper Report, where we feature players who you might not know much about but are players who should be getting more press than they are. The inaugural report features St. John’s guard Nurideen Lindsey, who we scouted during the St. Johns – William & Mary game on opening night of NCAA men’s basketball.

Nurideen Lindsey

(G, 6’3″, Sophomore)

Nurideen Lindsey
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Scouting Report

Scout: James Blackburn

8-12 FG, 3-8 FT, 5 st, 19 TP

Outstanding floor general- good ball handler, solid passer. Unselfish. Leader on the floor. Ability to finish with contact. Good footwork. Ability to break down defense w/dribble penetration and either finish with a number of moves in his offensive arsenal or find the open man. Gets to the FT line at a high rate. He is a player who you want with the ball in his hands at end of shot clock or game. He is fearless and plays hard and with intensity. High volume scorer. Good defender who plays the passing lanes well. Very quick hands. Good size for the PG position.

There was not a lot in Lindsey’s game to criticize tonight. Needs to improve his shooting, esp. from 3 and FT- would much rather attack rim, then shoot on the perimeter. Needs to improve FT shooting, gets to the line at a high rate and will have the ball in his hands at the end of the game- needs to make teams pay for fouling him.

First time I have seen him play. JUCO transfer who averaged over 20 and 5 last year at Redlands CC. Averaged over 35 ppg in HS, showing he can put up big numbers offensively. Has 2 years of eligibility at St. Johns. Under the radar player to keep an eye on. Def. a player to watch especially when St. Johns enters Big East play.