Men’s basketball tacks on Maryland transfer forward

Ricky Lindo Jr., a 6-foot-8-inch sophomore forward from the District, will join the men’s basketball program next season, according to a tweet from national basketball analyst Corey Evans.

Lindo Jr. made two starts and saw action in 29 games during his sophomore season with the Terrapins. He averaged 1.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in 7.1 minutes per game. He scored from the paint and beyond the arc last season, finishing the year .655 from the field and .800 from three-point range.

He will sit out the 2020-21 season per NCAA transfer rules but will be ready to play in time for the following season.

As a freshman, Lindo Jr. played off the bench, appearing in all 34 games. He secured 1.6 points per game and ripped 3.5 boards per game, making him good for fourth on the team in rebounding.

As a local recruit out of Wilson High School, Lindo Jr. helped lead the 2018 squad to District of Columbia Interscholastic Athletic Association and District of Columbia State Athletic Association titles, landing him an All-Metro Honorable Mention. During his stretch in high school, he averaged 13.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for Wilson.

In 2017, he represented Panama at the 2017 Centrobasket U17 Championship, averaging 22.5 points and 12.3 rebounds per game throughout the tournament. Lindo Jr. helped his squad to a third-place finish.

Lindo Jr. is the third transfer to join the program after Vanderbilt graduate student forward Matthew Moyer and LSU freshman guard James Bishop announced their commitments in late March and early April, respectively.

Three Colonials – senior forward Arnaldo Toro, sophomore forward Mezie Offurum and freshman guard Shawn Walker Jr. – will not return to the squad next season. The Colonials (12-21, 6-13 A-10) are set to return 10 members of last year’s team.

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