Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Dexter Strickland had looked forward to a busy summer schedule in which he would try out for the U.S. U18 team that will head to Formosa, Argentina next month.
But now Strickland, a 6-foot-3 rising senior from St. Patrick of Elizabeth who committed to North Carolina, will miss the trials with a pulled hamstring.
“I have to sit out for up to four weeks,” Strickland said in a text message.
Lance Stephenson of Brooklyn Lincoln, Dominic Cheek off St. Anthony of Jersey City, UConn-bound Kemba Walker of Rice and Virginia commit Sylven Landesberg of Queens Holy Cross will still attend the trials in Washington, D.C. July 1-3. Cheek, who dislocated a finger at the NBA Top 100 Camp, was also on Seton Hall’s campus for an unofficial on Friday.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.