Category: Featured News Written by Scott Burgess
Fenwick 2014 shooting guard Scott Lindsey had a meteoric rise during the July evaluation period. The smooth scoring wing went from just a few offers to double digits in just weeks. Sunday night he ended the process with a commitment to the Northwestern Wildcats.
“I just called Coach Collins and told him I was ready to commit. He was excited. I know that he wanted me to come and he said some of the other staff was very excited too.”
Lindsey told us why they were his choice.
“I think because of how great their school is. That was one of the top reasons. They already had a great class coming in and adding me to it would make it even better. Knowing that if I came we would have a really good class with what they already had. I knew the coaching staff was great. It just seemed like a perfect fit.”
The Fenwick star discussed his close relationship with the Northwestern coaching staff that put in a lot of work on him led by Head Coach Chris Collins.
“To start off with my relationship with Coach Collins I met him back in May. He is a really cool guy. I know that he knows a lot about the game. He has been under Coach K and I know he has learned a lot from his dad. From just talking to him I know he is a very competitive guy and that he wants to win. He wants to change the whole culture. I like that about him. He has been up front with me and what he thought about me. I think we have a pretty good relationship.”
The assistant coaches with the Wildcats did a tremendous job building and continuing relationships with one of the state’s top guards.
“I talked to Armon Gates, Coach Baldwin, and Coach James. They are a really good staff. Coach James came for an in-home visit. He was really great. I think all of the assistants are great. I knew Coach Gates from Loyola before. I knew him pretty well. Coach Baldwin is nice too. I think it is a good staff.”
This is the Wildcats fourth commit in their 2014 class. Lindsey will join in-state top 10 prospect Vic Law (St. Rita) as well as point guard Bryant McIntosh (Greensburg HS, IN) and forward Gavin Skelly (Westlake HS, OH). Lindsey talked about teaming up with McIntosh and Law on the perimeter.
“Bryant is a big guard. I know that is an advantage. He can really shoot. He can handle the ball. I think he will be able to dish it off to us. With me and Vic we will be a great tandem on the wing running the fast break. We are both athletic, can score, and defend. I think having a big backcourt will be an advantage for us.”
The senior shooting guard has long arms and a great feel for the game on the perimeter. Lindsey is a plus shooter with a smooth looking stroke. An underrated part of his game is his ability to pass the ball from the off guard spot when the defense focuses on him.
During July he showed improved handles and the ability to get to the basket on a more consistent basis. Another big step was taking over games late. He had several dominant performances in the late game situations with Illinois Old School. Defensively with his length and athleticism he should be able to match up well with fellow wings.