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Strickland strictly offense? No longer

N.J. native puts his defensive prowess to the test against Brandon Knight on Sunday

Updated: March 26, 2011, 11:14 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- North Carolina sophomore guard Dexter Strickland wasn't trying to brag. But as the New Jersey native began rattling off the list of players he's had the daunting task of defending over the last few years, it certainly sounded that way.

"I've guarded Brandon Jennings [at the Adidas Nations Camp], Tyreke Evans, [his former St. Patrick teammates] Kyrie Irving, Michael Gilchrist and Corey Fisher [in practice]," Strickland said. "I pretty much have experience guarding the ...

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