Rod Strickland optimistic about protege Marquis Teague’s future

Archie Goodwin and Rod Strickland
and Rod Strickland – photo by Walter Cornett |

’s been here before. A young, explosive point guard he mentored for a year in ’s program, drafted by the Bulls after a freshman season that concluded with the final game of the Tournament.  Of course, ’s lone college campaign ended with a championship, he wasn’t the first overall pick in the Draft and he’s not carrying the hopes of an entire city on his back. But Strickland, a former standout, longtime top-notch floor general and current University of assistant coach, believes that although Teague went lower than projected in last week’s draft, it’s a blessing in disguise that he ended up in Chicago, where he can learn from the tutelage of Derrick Rose.


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