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Paul starting out at point guard for Fighting Illini

BrandPaul tries guard Tyler Griffey this play during Orange/Blue intrasquad game Illinois this week. | AP Photo/The News-Gazette Darrell Hoemann

Brandon Paul tries to guard Tyler Griffey on this play during the Orange/Blue intrasquad game at Illinois this week. | AP Photo/The News-Gazette, Darrell Hoemann

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Updated: November 27, 2012 10:58AM

One intrasquad scrimmage does not a college basketball season make.

But when the Fighting Illini held their annual Orange/Blue intrasquad game this week at the Assembly Hall, the starting point guard for Illinois’ top unit was Warren High School grad Brandon Paul.

Now a senior at Illinois, Paul has been a shooting guard throughout his college career. His single-game high in scoring is 43 points.

In the scrimmage, Paul was at the point, with D.J. Richardson playing the “2” guard spot.

John Groce is the first-year Illinois coach.

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