Originally posted by SnoopDogg
11.5 a game isn't that low in High School Basketball.
Mater Dei is one of the basketball powers in the nation. They are loaded year after year and Straw was the 6th man last year. He'll start this year and put up much better numbers.
In fact, Dave Telep has DJ ranked #53 in the nation in his latest rankings....which he put out before Strawberry committed to Maryland.
While a wing player wasn't our biggest need, there is some thought that taking Strawberry was a move to help get his buddy Ekene Ibekwe to come to Maryland as well. Ibekwe is from LA and is a top 30 player and likely McDonald's All American next year. He is down to USC and Maryland right now. Having a buddy from LA might make it easier for him to decide to move clear across the country to go to college.
The only down side is if we do land Ibekwe now we can't get a center in this class and we desperately need one. Oh well.