Baylor Guard Jake Lindsey announced yesterday on BaylorBears.com that his basketball playing career is over.
Tuesday he spoke with the media for the first time since making the announcement and said his time off the floor, this last year, has allowed him to get a better grasp of how much goes into a game before tip-off.
“Anything I could help with I tried to put my hand in and get experience with,” Lindsey said when asked when asked to describe this season. “That’s probably been one of the most beneficial parts of the year for me is I’ve learned to fill my time with basketball things that weren’t putting the ball in the hole.”
His head coach, Scott Drew, has seen Lindsey grow this season even without being able to help the team on the floor.
“It’s hard seeing someone you love and care about struggle,” Drew said. “At the same time he’s another person that intellectually is far beyond his years and God always has a plan and he’s moving him onto the next phase of his life, and he’s going to be really successful. the only bad thing is it won’t be in Waco, it will be in some other city.”
Lindsey will be honored alongside seniors Makai Mason, King McClure and junior Obim Okeke, on Wednesday night.