Paul starting out at point guard for Fighting Illini
News-Sun staff report October 25, 2012 4:58PM
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
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.