Dexter Strickland, PG/SG, North Carolina
The Rahway, New Jersey product attended St. Patrick High School, a decorated Catholic school that’s alumni includes Kyrie Irving, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Al Harrington. He spent four years in Chapel Hill, where he became one of the Tar Heels’ most tenacious defenders. He suffered a torn ACL midway through his junior season when he was starting at shooting guard for the national title contenders. Strickland played point guard his senior year and was one the nation’s leaders in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.19). He also finished fifth in the ACC in assists per game. While he started all 36 games as the only scholarship senior on North Carolina’s squad, Strickland averaged just 7.8 points and shot 17.4 percent from 3-point range.
“Strickland has good overall size, length, athleticism and a solid overall game to play either guard spot, but will play the lead guard spot at the next level,” Strickland’s scouting report on NBA-draft.com read.
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