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.
North Carolina junior guard Dexter Strickland injured his right knee Thursday and will have it evaluated Friday in Chapel Hill.
The former Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick star’s knee buckled as he drove on a fastbreak and pulled up to shoot from 10 feet out early in the second half of Carolina’s 82-68 win at Virginia Tech.
“Just want to thank everyone for praying for me..I really appreciate it! I’ll be ok!” Strickland Tweeted after the game.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported that Strickland was “wearing a support with no ice wrapped to the knee with five minutes left.”
“I have no idea about the extent of his injury,” Carolina coach Roy Williams said, according to CBSSports.com.
The 6-foot-3 Strickland is averaging 7.9 points and 2.1 assists.
Harrison Barnes went for 27 in the win.
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.