September 6, 2006

Strickland enjoys whirlwind year

There are times at night when Dexter Strickland stares at the ceiling and wonders what in the world just happened to him.

The 6-foot-3, 175-pound sophomore from St. Patrick's High School in Elizabeth, N.J., was a reserve rookie guard on one of the best teams in the country. Minutes were sparse but experience came at a premium. Few outside of Jersey knew about him. He was just another young kid at St. Pat's. Not any more.

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