Archive for Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Galindo opts for Florida International

May 17, 2005


Former Kansas University basketball player Alex Galindo has chosen Florida International University as his transfer destination.

Galindo, a 6-foot-7 freshman guard/forward, from Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, will be reunited with FIU head coach Sergio Rouco, who was instrumental in bringing Galindo to the United States.

"He visited there and liked it a lot, better than the others," Galindo's mother, Socorro Rodriguez, said, indicating her son was bound for the Miami, Fla., school.

He chose FIU over some of the schools -- Pitt, Rutgers, Miami -- he considered as a senior at St. Benedict's High in New Jersey.

Galindo averaged 4.3 points in 23 games a year ago. He announced plans to transfer on April 4, citing a desire to play closer to his hometown.

Galindo must sit out next season in accordance with NCAA transfer rules. His scholarship at KU will go to former walk-on, Christian Moody.

  • Miles chooses agent: KU senior Aaron Miles, who is considered a possible second-round pick in the NBA Draft, has chosen Octagon's Chris Emens as his sports agent.

One of Emens' clients is ex-Jayhawk guard Kirk Hinrich of the Chicago Bulls.

Possible good news for Miles is his hometown Portland TrailBlazers reportedly are in need of a backup point guard.

KU's Wayne Simien, who is represented by Leigh Steinberg, is working out for the TrailBlazers today. Keith Langford is represented by the McNeil Group of Houston.

  • Recruiting: Tory Jackson, a 5-10 high school senior-to-be from Saginaw, Mich., told he will make an unofficial visit to KU's campus in July. His current list consists of Michigan, Florida and KU.

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