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Q-and-A with Demitri Strickland, Rich South basketball

Demitri StricklRich South. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun Times Media

Demitri Strickland, of Rich South. | Joseph P. Meier~Sun Times Media

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Updated: December 29, 2012 6:17AM



Demitri Strickland, a 6-foot-2, 150-pound senior guard, looks to lead the Stars to another strong season.

The Richton Park resident with Rich South basketball hopes to continue to play in college.

What’s the best advice your parents have given you?

Be humble and respectful, and to always keep a positive attitude.

State title game. You’re in it. What team do you want to most beat for the championship? Why?

Morgan Park. They beat us last year in the playoffs and it would be a great feeling to get them back.

What’s in your iPod?

Kanye West, Drake, mostly hip-hop.

You’re stranded on a deserted island. You can have an endless supply of one food. What would it be?

French fries from Wendy’s. They’re the best.

What’s your go-to move in a game of H-O-R-S-E?

Standing on the baseline and shooting the ball over the backboard and in (the net).

If you could have your pick, what celebrity would you choose as your prom date?

Rihanna.

Ten years from now, when you’re talking about coach Scot Ritter, what’s the first thing that will come to mind?

How he’s never satisfied.

Given the chance, what person, dead or alive, would you most like to meet?

Kobe Bryant.

What will you be doing in 10 years?

I want to be a news reporter, living the single life.

Michael Jordan or LeBron James?

Jordan. He’s the best finisher and greatest all-around player ever.

Which opponent would you like to play a game of 1-on-1?

Marvie Keith (of Crete-Monee).

As told to Pat Disabato



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