A couple of days ago, we told you about Mars 4-star guard Rob Carmody and Cleveland (OH) guard Dwayne Cohill making unofficial visits to Duquesne. Florida forward Jason Strong will also travel to Pittsburgh but this will be an official visit to the Dukes.
Strong is a 6-9, 200 forward from Westminster Academy (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida). Last season, he was the MVP for his team and averaged 18 PPG, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.
“As I’ve learned more about them, Duquesne has become one of my favorites,” said Strong. “They are currently one of the top schools on my list. I have a good relationship with the coaching staff. They text and call me to keep in contact and have shown an interest in my school and athletic activities which I like. They routinely send me interesting videos and statistics about Duquesne.”
Aside from Duquesne, Strong has offers from Northeastern, Yale, Tennessee Chattanooga, Florida Gulf Coast, Brown, Penn, UTEP and Bucknell. As you can see, Duquesne is the biggest school that has offered Strong and that could put them in the drivers seat.
“I love that Duquesne plays in the Atlantic 10, so there will be good competition in every game which is what motivates me. Plus, Duquesne is a solid school academically and I really like the coaches,” said Strong.
Strong describes himself as a versatile player on the court and feels that his size causes mismatches on the court. As he said to me, “I feel I can cause matchup problems for teams. I’m a good shooter but can also play inside. I play as hard as I can and like to be a leader by example for my team.”
The talented Florida forward hasn’t made any official visits yet but told me that his official visit to Duquesne is nearly set and will be in Pittsburgh mid-September.