|Born||September 18, 1986|
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Chapel Hill|
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2008–2010||Maccabi Haifa B.C.|
|2010–2011||Hapoel Kiryat Tivon|
|2016–2018||Huntingdon College (assistant)|
|2019–present||Phoenix Suns (player development)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Born in Manassas, Virginia, Strong grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating from Chapel Hill High School in 2004, he enrolled at Guilford College, a NCAA Division 3 school from Greensboro, North Carolina. He left Guilford ranked second all-time in scoring (2231) as well as in blocked shots (236) and seventh all-time in rebounding (927), taking home various individual awards during his four-year college career, including NCAA Division 3 Player of the Year distinction. Strong won one Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship with Guilford and led the Quakers to two appearances in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament. He set a NCAA Division III Tournament record by scoring 59 points in a triple-overtime win over Lincoln University (Pennsylvania) in March 2007.
Strong launched his professional career in 2008 with Maccabi Haifa B.C. in the Israeli Premier League. After a stint in the Netherlands and a return to Israel, he took his game to the NBA Development League, where he appeared in a total of 183 regular season (7.7 points, 5.5 rebounds per game) and two post season (20.5ppg, 11.5rpg) contests. In the autumn of 2015, he had a brief stop in Uruguay, playing for Atletico Welcome.
After ending his playing career in 2016, he was named an assistant men's basketball coach at Huntingdon College in the fall of 2016, before joining the Philadelphia 76ers’ staff as a player development specialist in 2018. On June 26, 2019, he joined the Phoenix Suns' staff as a player development coach.
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