Posted On: 07/12/18 12:00 PM
Five-star 6-foot-7, 210 pound forward Julian Strawther of Liberty High School in Las Vegas has earned himself over 25 major conference offers so far.
The list of schools included national names like Kansas (who offered on that June 15th day), Michigan State, Ohio State, UCLA, Gonzaga, Michigan, and Florida. West Coast schools spent their day trying to get through to Julian including Arizona State, Cal, UNLV, Stanford, USC, Washington, and others. It was at this same time that Julian was at the USA Training Camp in Colorado Springs trying out for Team USA.
Weeks before that Strawther teamed up with Jaden Hardy and others to win the Nike Elite 100 team championship in St. Louis. Before entering the month of June, Julian spent the spring competing with the Las Vegas Prospects of the EYBL averaging 12.5 points and 5.3 rebounds a game playing up a level at 17 and Under.
Coach Chris Cook of the Las Vegas Prospects described what has made Julian Strawther one of the five star players in the 2020 class today.
“Julian separates himself with his skill set,” Julian said. “Julian is a good shooter, he has the ability to play the two and the three with good size. His skill set is very high and Julian is pretty athletic.”
Strawther has mentioned in previous articles that his ideal style of play is “uptempo, more electric, getting shots up quickly on the break”. His latest offer is from Minnesota where that style of play is featured.
“Minnesota assistant coach Rob Jeter is the connection there,” Cook said. “Julian has become comfortable with Coach Jeter although outside of Coach Jeter I don’t really think he knows much about their program right now but they do know Coach Jeter and one of their players up there.
“Julian has spent a little bit of time with current Gopher Jarvis Omersa when he was down here living in Las Vegas at the end of last summer. Outside of that I don’t think Julian has a grasp of their program yet but hopefully they will going forward.”
Minnesota has a lot of competition to try and land Julian as over 25 major conference programs have offered Strawther a scholarship. And the number of schools continues to grow.