KyeRon Lindsay could be a versatile weapon for Texas Tech
Maybe the most fascinating player on the team in terms of potential is Georgia transfer KyeRon Lindsay. A Denton native who is returning to his native Texas after playing one semester with the Bulldogs last year, the 6-foot-8 wing might be the most gifted athlete on the roster, and he could be a Swiss Army Knife for McCasland.
We really don’t know what Lindsay is as a player. He’s appeared in only 10 games and has yet to play in a conference game.
On the other hand, he did show out against ACC opponent Wake Forest. In just his second career game, while making his first start, he scored 10 points and grabbed five boards in 31 minutes of action.
What makes the lefty such an intriguing player is his athleticism and size. He may remind some Texas Tech fans of former forward Zach Smith, in fact.
While he isn’t quite as explosive of a leaper as Smith was during his Red Raider tenure, he is quick off the floor and can block shots as both a primary and a help defender. That means he could be an asset in the lane where, as we’ve already discussed, Tech needs to find someone to help support Washington.
Lindsay has the potential to be one of those defenders who can guard almost any position on the court. Being able to put him on larger players is possible given his wing span and his jumping abilities while his quickness could allow him to check opposing wings and guards.
According to 247Sports.com, Lindsay was a talented prospect coming out of high school. Rated a 4-star recruit, he was a top-100 national player and the No. 18 power forward in his class.
If he is able to live up to that billing and develop to his full potential, he could become a star for the Red Raiders. Lindsay has been in the program since January but like every player on the roster, he’s still learning McCasland’s system.
He has the look of a player that McCasland can utilize in a variety of ways, which is what the coach was known for doing at UNT where he had a roster full of lanky, athletic, versatile players. Last season, Lindsay averaged 6.2 points and 5.4 rebounds in his short stint in Athens, Georgia. Maybe those numbers are just a preview of what he could develop into in Lubbock.