Reports began to surface Monday afternoon, and Kansas Athletics later confirmed the transfer in a press release.
"Merv and I met last week about his situation and the opportunities he has here," Head Coach Bill Self said. "He has decided it is in his best interest to look elsewhere to have an opportunity for more playing time."
A 6-foot-7 small forward from Moreno Valley (CA) Canyon Spring High, Mervyn Lindsay was a late addition to the Jayhawks' recruiting class of 2011. Though he didn't play many minutes, his positive attitude and colorful demeanor on the sidelines made him an instant favorite with the fans.
Self spoke glowingly about Lindsay's character and positive impact on the program.
"Merv is not a good young man, he is a terrific young man," he said. "He has done well in school and he has impacted our program on the practice court and in the locker room in a very positive way. We're going to do everything we can to support and assist him. He's leaving here with a great taste in his mouth as we are with him. At this time he is at square one and we're just looking into it, but he has been granted his release."
Lindsay's transfer frees up a scholarship to aid in Kansas head coach Bill Self's continued efforts to add a point guard to the current recruiting class.