Now he’s a member of a North Carolina team ranked No. 1 in the college basketball preseason and seeking an NCAA championship.
“It feels good [to be ranked No. 1], and also it brings a little pressure,” Strickland said earlier this week during a run at St. Patrick. “But at the same time we need that to help us have motivation during the season. Everybody’s coming out for us, and everybody has us marked down on the calendar, but that’s a good thing for us.