Fenwick senior guard Scott Lindsey committed to Northwestern on Sunday.
Lindsey, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard, chose the Wildcats over Iowa and Vanderbilt. He averaged 12 points and four rebounds for Fenwick (Oak Park, Ill.) last season.
“First of all, their education is top in the nation,” Lindsey said in a phone interview. “I felt that was very important to me. I want to major in communications, and they have one of the best programs. Coach [Chris] Collins is a great coach. He learned from [Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski] and his own dad [Doug Collins]. He’s a very competitive guy. He wants to win and wants this program to go in the right direction. He’s willing to work to change it.
“The class they already have coming in is great, and I thought I could add to it. It’s close to home. My family will be able to see me. It was the right decision and best fit.”
Lindsey said he believed Collins, who is entering his first season at Northwestern, was changing the program for the better and will soon have the Wildcats headed to their first NCAA tournament.
“That’s our first goal and move on from there,” Lindsey said. “I think that Coach Collins coming in has already created a buzz that they never had before. He’s learned from the best. He knows what to do. He came in and has put in a lot of work. He’s gotten some recruits and gotten some results.”
Lindsey recently fractured the growth plate in his left leg and is currently in a cast. He expects to be back on the court in December.
Lindsey is Northwestern’s fourth Class of 2014 recruit. He joins point guard Bryant McIntosh, small forward Victor Law and power forward Gavin Skelly.