Paul a Naismith finalist

Paul a Naismith finalist

Illinois senior Brandon Paul on Tuesday was named one of 30 finalists for the Naismith Award.

The guard is one of six Big Ten players on the list, joining Michigan's Trey Burke, Wisconsin's Jarred Berggren, Ohio State's Deshaun Thomas and Indiana's Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo.

The candidates will be trimmed to four in late March with the winner announced April 7.

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DaisyJ wrote on February 26, 2013 at 3:02 pm

O b v i o u s l y,,,,Mr. Naismith never saw Brandon play or he would never consider him for any award.

Bwp 5P wrote on February 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm

At the start of the year....when we learned he was on the Wooden Award list....I said if he was a serious contender......we'd have a Great Season.

Seems to be a great young Man.........but..............................too inconsistant to be considered as a top player in college. The athleticism is in there.........but his hoops need more work.

I wish him nothing but success! I'd love to see him "figure it out" for the next few weeks and go on a major tear! He's capable!

CLBlood wrote on February 26, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Where would our team be without Brandon Paul? 31 minutes a game this year. Our top scorer and nearly our top rebounder. Takes charge and takes charges. Thanks for coming to Illinois.