After two seasons as a bench player with the Maryland Terrapins, wing Ricky Lindo Jr. has found a new school close to home where he can carve out a bigger role. The 6-foot-8 forward will play his final two seasons with the George Washington Colonials in Washington D.C., according to multiple reports.
Lindo will have to sit a year due to current NCAA transfer rules. His first season with GW will be the 2021-22 season.
While in College Park, Lindo never was able to find a footing with the Terps. Primarily he came off the bench last season and saw role diminish as the year continued. His offensive game was never given an opportunity to flourish as there were only two games this past season where he attempted more than two shots. Minutes came to simply give starters an opportunity to find spots to rest.
It was anticipated that Lindo would naturally fill-in Jalen Smith shoes as he heads to the NBA. Leaving, he left Maryland with some frontcourt depth issues.
Going to Foggy Bottom, however, Lindo will definitely see an increased role. This offseason four players transferred out of the Colonials program after the first season with Jamion Christian at the helm. Christian utilized his small forwards well last season with Jamison Battle named to the Atlantic 10's All-Rookie Team.
Now, GW will need Lindo to perform more than he did with Maryland, but at least with Christian, he'll likely have a better chance in the Atlantic 10.
The Colonials in many ways out-performed preseason expectations in what was expected to be a rebuilding year last season. Nabbing a local transfer in Lindo, a D.C. native, is a huge credit to Christian and his turnaround efforts.
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