Baden Jaxen (formerly Dexter Strickland) signs with Qatar Sports Club Doha
Qatar Sports Club Doha signed 27-year old American guard Baden Jaxen (formerly Dexter Strickland). He played last season at Promitheas in Greece. Jaxen also played last season for Etha in Cypriot Division, where in 15 games he averaged 21.9 points per game and was voted Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Rookie of the Year.
Former UNC guard Dexter Strickland changes his name
He was former North Carolina guard Dexter Strickland. UNC fans knew he would pull up for a jumper if a play wasn't developing and just shoot his shot to the point of his "YOLO jumper" becoming a beloved part of Tar Heel Twitter (and yes, he made many, as was part of the charm). Now, that man is Baden Jaxen.
Video: Henson, Barnes & Strickland Dunks vs. Duke in '11
John Henson, Harrison Barnes & Dexter Strickland throw down big dunks in a win against Duke in Chapel Hill on March 5, 2011.
Dexter Strickland signs with NBL Canada's Moncton Miracles
The Moncton Miracles are happy to announce the signing of explosive six-foot-three combo guard Dexter Strickland out of the University of North Carolina. As a 4-year starter for UNC Strickland averaged 7 points, 2.6 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He finished the 2014-15 season with the Los Angeles Defenders (NBA D-League) where he averaged 6.5 points, 1.8 assists and 2 rebounds per game.
Top five disappointments in UNC basketball (Roy Era)
1. Kendall Marshall's injury obstructs 2012 NCAA Title hopes The 2011-2015 UNC team might have been Roy William's most talented. The group featured Kendall Marshall, John Henson, Harrison Barnes, Tyler Zeller, Reggie Bullock, Dexter Strickland, James Michael McAdoo, and P.J. Hairston. Seven of those players are on NBA rosters.
Rumored UNC lineup for North Carolina-Kentucky alumni game
Former Tar Heel players rumored to be taking part in the UNC vs. Kentucky alumni game include Harrison Barnes, Jerry Stackhouse, Rasheed Wallace, Danny Green, John Henson, Raymond Felton, David Noel, Dexter Strickland, and James Michael McAdoo. The game is set for Sunday at 5:30 PM at Kentucky's Rupp Arena and will be televised on ESPNU.
UNC-Georgia Tech Postgame Notes
Roy Williams won his 743rd career game and 325th at UNC. He is 16th all-time, three behind Phog Allen. He is seventh in ACC wins, one behind Terry Holland. Marcus Paige is the first Tar Heel with a points-assists double-double since Dexter Strickland against East Carolina on 12/15/12 and the first to have at least 10 assists and no turnovers since Kendall Marshall against NC State on 2/21/12.
Final regular season stats for ACC alumni in D-League
UNC: P.J. Hairston (Texas Legends) 26 games, 21.7 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 0.8 apg; Dexter Strickland (Idaho Stampede) 22 games, 4.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.6 apg; Kendall Marshall (Delaware 87ers) 7 games, 19.4 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 9.6 apg; Larry Drew II (Sioux Falls SkyForce) 41 games, 11.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 7.0 apg
Today In UNC-Duke History: March 5, 2011
Beyond junior Tyler Zeller and seniors Justin Knox and Justin Watts, the main contributors were freshmen Kendall Marshall and Harrison Barnes and sophomores John Henson and Dexter Strickland. Following that loss in Atlanta, the Tar Heels won 14 of the next 15 games. The crowning moment was the win over Duke at the Smith Center, which sealed the ACC regular season championship.
Dexter Strickland signs with Idaho of the NBDL
Idaho claimed 6-foot-3 guard Dexter Strickland from the available-player pool. Strickland played four seasons with the Tar Heels from 2009 to 2013 and was a member of two teams that advanced to the Elite Eight. Strickland was not selected in the 2013 NBA Draft, but he later played in the summer league with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Tar Heels will of course be without their streaky scorer P.J. Hairston for the foreseeable future (but I bet he's back for Kentucky) and won't have veterans Reggie Bullock and Dexter Strickland as they've both moved on. But they do bring back Marcus Paige and bring in heralded four-star recruit Nate Britt into the fold.
French team Boulogne signs Dexter Strickland
French basketball team SO Maritime Boulogne has signed 23-year old guard Dexter Strickland. Strickland just graduated from the University of North Carolina. He attended the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament before this Summer's NBA Draft, and then in July played in the NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas for Portland Trail Blazers.
List of current, former UNC players tied to Fats Thomas growing
Haydn "Fats" Thomas, the Durham man at the center of the rental car controversy involving UNC basketball player P.J. Hairston, has connections to even more current and former Tar Heels athletes. Documents and social media posts tie Thomas, a convicted felon and party promoter, to current UNC basketball player Leslie McDonald, former basketball players John Henson, Dexter Strickland and Harrison Barnes and former UNC football player Greg Little.
The ACC's top transfers, freshmen and more for 2013-14
Adding 6'9" Isaiah Hicks and 6'10" Kennedy Meeks could enable James Michael McAdoo to play in a comfort zone on the perimeter. In other words, don’t expect North Carolina to rely on the small lineup anymore: With Reggie Bullock and Dexter Strickland gone and P.J. Hairston’s status uncertain, North Carolina will have six players at 6-8 or taller.
Update on ACC players in the NBA Summer League
Reggie Bullock started with a bang, posting 18 points and three blocks in his debut with the Clippers. He's also had games of 18 and 12 points. Dexter Strickland scored two points in seven minutes for Portland against the Los Angeles Lakers. Kendall Marshall, whose name is often mentioned in trade rumors, had 13 points and six assists for Phoenix in a 91-89 win vs. Minnesota.