Strickland's Next Visit: UNC

Dexter Strickland's unofficial visit spree isn't quite over. The talented junior has already taken trips to a number of schools including Indiana, Florida, Michigan State, Rutgers and Villanova. Next up is North Carolina.

The Tar Heels, who offered a scholarship back in June, will get their crack at the Elizabeth (N.J.) St. Patrick standout the weekend of November 3rd.

"We are going [to North Carolina] next week," Strickland's AAU coach Lamont Halsey said. "We definitely want to go down there. We are all set with that visit."

Even though St. Patrick's season is getting ready to kick it into gear, Strickland and Halsey might set off for one more visit. Michigan State and Memphis are vying for his last unofficial visit of the fall.

"We want to do one more so we can really get an idea of what direction we want to go so we can narrow it down," Halsey said.

"We are going to try and do one more before the season starts," he continued. "We'd like to go out to Michigan [State] again or maybe Memphis. We are going to do one of them. We may go back to Michigan State again and catch Memphis at a later date."

Strickland, who is ranked as the No. 1 point guard in the class of 2009 by, obviously has a number of options when it comes to picking a school. With that said, Halsey and Strickland want to feel out a few schools now, for future reference.

"He's fortunate enough to have a lot of schools with a lot of tradition and a lot of history to recruit him," Halsey said. "He's a student of the game so it's good for him to get out see for himself what actually the school has to offer."

"Seeing them in their environment and when they are coaching kids and how they interact with the players, I think it's a great thing. We've learned a lot this year by doing it."

It was once thought that Strickland could make an early decision, however Halsey said's 10th ranked overall prospect will likely wait until next summer to make his college decision.

"We just want to have an idea going into next year. There are so many schools and we just want to narrow it done and not string along any schools that don't realistically have a shot."

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