Senior Brandon Paul today was named Big Ten Player of the Week for his 35-point effort in Saturday's win at Gonzaga.
The last Illini to win POY: Paul after scoring 43 against Ohio State last season.
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Congrats to Groce and his staff for an amazing job of "thus far" transforming a rag-tag bunch of quitters & malcontents the last 10 games of last year into what appears to be a proud and very competetive Fighting Illini B-ball team of 2012-13. The coach & staff's accomplishments this year will never be fully appreciated by simply counting wins & losses. Many thanks and continued success. The memory of the Chief lives on forever.