Strickland Picks Up SLU Offer

Saint Louis extended an offer to 2014 PG Delshon Strickland. The 6-foot-4 wing spoke with BillikenReport.com about his recruitment, the July period, and more.

With the April live period in the rearview mirror, rising senior wing Delshon Strickland is ready to show college coaches what he can do once July recruiting sessions get underway.

Before that starts though, Saint Louis contacted the athletic 6-foot-4 wing to inform him that he now holds a scholarship to SLU.

"Me and [assistant coach] Tanner Bronson talk a lot," he said. "He knows the area and they have a player from Minnesota on their team -- Jordair Jett. I've seen them play a couple times on TV and feel pretty familiar with the team."

Although he hasn't gotten to many places for a visit besides Minnesota, a number of schools besides the Billikens have already extended offers.

Lehigh, Hampton, Richmond, Virginia Tech, Vermont, Drake, Missouri State, Toledo, North Colorado, and North Dakota have pulled the trigger.

Florida State, Gonzaga, Iowa State, and Baylor are tracking his play as well.

"I'm a slasher that likes to get to the basket," he said. "I've been working on shooting almost every day. I still need to work on ball handling and catching-and-shooting off the dribble.

When it comes time to make a decision, he's got a criteria in place.

"Just finding a place where I have a good relationship with the coaches," he said. "A school with a winning tradition and that would be fun to play at."

Another SLU target, Scout.com's No. 89 player in the class of 2014 J.P. Macura, is Strickland's roommate on road trips.

"Playing the same position and getting calls from some of the same schools, we're pretty close," Strickland said. "We talk about going to the same school, but you never know. It's where you feel comfortable."

SLU will continue to track both Minnesota natives throughout the July period.


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