JONESBORO, Ark. (4/19/16) – Moberly Area Community College (MACC) standout Rashad Lindsey has signed a National Letter of Intent with Arkansas State men’s basketball, head coach Grant McCasland announced today.
“We’re very excited to have Rashad joining our basketball program,” said McCasland. “He won at a very high level in junior college and we think he has all the attributes to help do the same here at Arkansas State. After getting some time to spend with his family, we got the feeling it would be a great fit. As good as a player as he is, he is an even better person and we couldn’t be happier to have him.”
A 6-0, 160 pound point guard, Lindsey garnered First Team All-Region 16 recognition last season at MACC (Moberly, Mo.), leading the Greyhounds to the Sweet 16 of the NJCAA Division I Tournament and a 25-11 record. Lindsey averaged 12.6 points, 3.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds over 36 games while shooting 45.5 percent (165-363) from the field and 38.1 percent (56-147) beyond the arc. He shot 85.7 percent (66-77) from the charity stripe to rank 21st nationally.
Helping the Greyhounds to their first appearance in the NJCAA Tournament since 2005, Lindsey scored double figures in 22 games, including each of the last eight contests. He scored 26 points in Moberly’s victory over State Fair in the Region 16 championship game and added 19 points in the District IV win over Sauk Valley (Ill.) to clinch the Greyhounds spot in the national tournament.
In the NJCAA Tournament opener, Lindsey scored 19 points and added six boards as Moberly topped Indian Hills. The Greyhounds advanced to play tournament host Hutchinson and fell to the eventual national runners-up 84-74. Lindsey had 18 points and five assists while shooting 50 percent (7-14) from the floor.
In his freshman season at Moberly, Lindsey averaged 11.9 points, 4.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 31 games. He helped the Greyhounds to a 22-10 record and received First Team All-Region 16 accolades. Moberly advanced to the Region 16 championship game, falling to Mineral Area College 69-53. Lindsey had 16 points and seven rebounds in the championship game and finished his freshman season with 21 games in double figures.
Lindsey prepped at McCluer North High School (Florissant, Mo.) and averaged 21.5 points a game leading the Stars to a 19-8 record in his senior season. He also averaged 3.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting 47 percent from the field and 77 percent from the charity stripe. As a junior, Lindsey averaged 21.1 points in leading the Stars to the quarterfinals of the Class 5 state tournament. He was a four-year varsity starter and attended and played basketball at Mary Institute Country Day School as a freshman and sophomore before moving to the McCluer North school district.