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Trent Strickland
Trent  Strickland

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
East Flat Rock, NC

High School:
East Henderson HS

Last College:
Hargrave Military Academy

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 216

Position:
Guard-Forward

Birthdate:
04/22/1984

Experience:
4VL

  • Full Name: Christopher Trent Strickland, Jr.
  • Major: Communication
  • Birth Date: April 22, 1984
  • Birth Place: Atlanta, GA
  • Parents' Names: Chris and Lanett Strickland
  • High School/Prep Coaches: John Johnston (East Henderson), Mike Preston (Hargrave)

    An extremely athletic swingman... was a key starter as a senior and served as a valuable reserve and part-time starter the first three seasons of his career... was one of the ACC's most improved players in 2006... uses his quickness to be an outstanding defender... improved his perimeter shooting and overall offensive game throughout his career... known for his high-flying dunks... can play either guard or forward... scored in double-figures 39 times in his career, including 21 times as a senior ... had seven double-digit rebound games and four career double-doubles ... had 74 career dunks and 51 charges drawn on defense.

    Individual Honors

  • 2006 2k Sports Classic Winston-Salem Regional MVP
  • 2006 ACC Player of the Week (11.14.05)

    In The Wake Forest Record Books

  • 6th in single-season games started (33 in 2006)
  • 8th in career games played (127)
  • 8th in single-season games played (34 in 2006)
  • 9th in single-season three-point percentage (44.4 in 2006)
  • 9th in freshman free throw percentage (78.8 in 2003)
  • 12th in single-game three-point percentage (71.4, 5-7, vs. Virginia Tech, 1.28.06)
  • 14th in single-game minutes played (48 vs. Texas Tech, 11.18.05)
  • 22nd in single-game defensive rebounds (12, two times)

    2005-06

    Played in all 34 games and started 33 times ... ranked third on the team in scoring (11.6 ppg) ... was second on the team and 15th in the ACC in rebounding (6.7 rpg) ... played an average of 32.3 minutes per game ... shot a solid 48.2 percent ... his three-point field goal percentage (.444) was the ninth-highest single-season percentage in Wake Forest history ... was 40-of-90 from behind the arc ... made 25-of-50 three-point attempts in ACC play ... was third on the team with 65 assists ... blocked 11 shots and recorded 23 steals ... averaged 8.3 rebounds per game in the ACC Tournament ... averaged 13.2 points per game in home contests ... scored in double figures 21 times ... had seven games with double-figure rebounds ... earned four double-doubles on the year ... ranked second on the team with 26 dunks ... led the team with 15 charges drawn on defense ... began his senior year in spectacular fashion ... had 16 points, 12 rebounds and went 3-of-3 from three-point range in the season opener against Mississippi Valley State ... followed that performance with 18 points and 11 rebounds in a home win over George Mason ... scored 18 points and was 8-of-8 from the free throw line Nov. 17 versus Florida ... followed that effort with 16 points and a career-high 16 rebounds Nov. 18 against Texas Tech ... erupted for a career-high 25 points and was 7-of-7 from the free throw line in Nov. 25 victory over Appalachian State ... scored 20 points and had 9 boards Jan. 3 against East Carolina ... scored 23 points, made a career-high 5 three-pointers and grabbed eight rebounds Jan. 28 against Virginia Tech.

    Summer, 2005

    Played with the Athletes in Action on a June tour of East Asia... played six games in 12 days with a group of current and former college all-stars... led the team to a 6-0 record... averaged 14.0 points per game (second on the team) with a single-game high of 25 points.

    2004-05

    Played in 31 of 33 games and started twice... averaged 16.9 minutes per game... shot 48.9 percent from the floor overall and 51.5 percent in ACC games... made 10-of-38 three-point attempts (.263)... had seven blocked shots and 18 steals... scored in double figures seven times... second on the team with 24 dunks... scored 10 points, pulled down eight boards and had a pair of steals Nov. 18 against Virginia Commonwealth... made his two starts of the season in consecutive December victories against Texas and New Mexico... had 12 points, four rebounds and three steals in Jan. 8 ACC road win at Clemson... knocked down two three-point field goals en route to 12 points to go with six rebounds and three assists Jan. 27 at Georgia Tech... scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in just 17 minutes Jan. 29 versus Miami... played 26 minutes, scored 15 points and went 9-of-12 from the free throw line at Duke Feb. 20.

    2003-04

    Played in 30 games... started six times, including the final three games (all NCAA Tournament games) of the season... played an average of 17.6 minutes per game... averaged 6.4 points and 3.4 rebounds per game... made 13 three-point field goals (on 34 attempts)... scored in double figures seven times... had 16 dunks, tying for the second-most on the team... led the team in charges drawn with 15... scored in double figures in five out of six games during a stretch from mid-December to mid-January... did not travel to Clemson for the Feb. 12 game after being suspended for one game by coach Skip Prosser... came off the bench in the Nov. 13 season opener against Memphis for 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and two 3-point field goals... scored 15 points and was 2-of-2 from three-point range in Wake's memorable triple-overtime ACC-opening win at 4th-ranked North Carolina Dec. 20... went 5-of-5 from the field for 10 points and added five rebounds and two assists in Jan. 10 home win over Clemson... made his first career start on the road against 18th-ranked Texas Jan. 13 and responded with a career-high 22 points, seven rebounds and he matched a career-high with 33 minutes played... went on to start the next two games against No. 2 Duke and No. 11 Georgia Tech... scored 14 points and dished out three assists in just 16 minutes in Jan. 31 home victory vs. Virginia... made all four of his field goal attempts for nine points in Feb. 18 home win over 3rd-ranked Duke.

    2002-03

    Played in all 31 games, tying for the seventh-most games played by a Wake Forest freshman... averaged 12.2 minutes per game... ranked second on the team among non-starters in scoring (4.3 ppg.)... shot a solid 78.8 percent from the free throw line, helping the Deacons finish among the nation's leaders... his free throw percentage was the eighth-highest ever by a Deacon freshman... shot an even higher free throw percentage (.806) in ACC games... made 7-of-20 three-point field goal attempts (.350)... scored in double figures four times ... scored in 24 of 31 games... played 15 minutes in his college debut -- a win over Yale -- and scored two points... made a pair of three-point field goals en route to eight points Dec. 1 versus Temple... played a key role in Wake's Dec. 4 win at 23rd-ranked Wisconsin... played 22 minutes, scored six points and blocked a shot against the Badgers... scored 12 points and went 5-of-5 from the free throw line in Dec. 21 win against visiting St. John's... scored 10 points, dished out two assists and nailed a three-pointer in Dec. 30 romp over Bethune-Cookman... made 4-of-5 field goal attempts and made a three-pointer for nine points in Jan. 7 win versus Elon... played 14 minutes in his ACC career debut at Duke on Jan. 12... played 23 minutes, grabbed five boards and dished out two assists without a turnover in Jan. 23 game at Virginia... scored all five of his points from the free throw line, grabbed five boards and had a career-high three assists in home win over Florida State... matched a career best with 12 points and added three assists in Jan. 28 road victory at Clemson... was a bright spot in Feb. 17 loss at Maryland with seven points, including a three-pointer, and one steal... scored seven points and made his only three-point field goal attempt in March 1 home win against Clemson... his minutes declined in the postseason ... played just a combined four minutes in two NCAA Tournament games.

    Prep School/High School

    Hargrave Military Academy, 2002... played one season at Hargrave in Chatham (VA) after a standout prep career at East Henderson High School... averaged 15 points and seven rebounds per game at Hargrave... had single-game highs of 24 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals... ranked No. 54 among all national prospects by PrepStars... teammates at Hargrave included Cameron Bennerman (NC State) and Mario Boggan... previously played at East Henderson High School... averaged 23.3 points in 2001-02... was team MVP and led the squad in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots... played during the summer for the North Carolina Gaters AAU team... Strickland was co-MVP of the team in 2002.

    Personal

    Hobbies include spending time with family and friends... his father, Chris, makes the three-hour drive to every home game, often getting back home in the middle of the night, just a few hours before he has to report to work... shared an apartment with his twin sister, Cristi, a student at Winston-Salem State.

    Strickland's Career Statistics
    SeasonGGSMPMPGFGFGAPCT3PT3PAPCTFTFTAPCTO-D-REBAVGPF-DQASTOBSSTPTSAVG
    2002-0331037712.243114.377720.3504152.78820-39-591.947-02026371344.3
    2003-0430652917.668141.4821334.3824277.54532-71-1033.471-120364141916.4
    2004-0531252416.965133.4891038.2634271.59251-57-1083.559-323357181825.9
    2005-063433109932.3136282.4824090.44484114.73779-149-2286.785-26564112339611.6
    TOTALS12641252920.1312670.46670182.385209314.666182-316-4984.0262-612816125629037.2
    Strickland's Career ACC Statistics
    SeasonGGSMPMPGFGFGAPCT3PT3PAPCTFTFTAPCTO-D-REBAVGPF-DQASTOBSSTPTSAVG
    2002-0316019111.91852.34627.2862531.8068-21-291.819-0101414633.9
    2003-0415226017.33064.469716.4381839.46212-33-453.040-1919010855.7
    2004-0516026216.43466.515315.2002538.65828-29-573.628-11420210966.0
    2005-06161550831.862144.4312550.5003041.73237-47-845.345-2312751217911.2
    TOTALS6317122119.4144326.4423788.42098146.67185-130-2153.4132-464808364236.7
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