Paul playing for Illinois in January, 2012.
|Born||April 30, 1991|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Warren (Gurnee, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||2013 / Undrafted|
|Pro playing career||2013–present|
|2013–2014||BC Nizhny Novgorod|
|Career highlights and awards|
Brandon Paul (born April 30, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League. He previously played at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the Illinois Fighting Illini. During his senior year of high school, he was awarded the title of 2009 Illinois Mr. Basketball. Paul attended Warren Township High School before choosing to play collegiate basketball at Illinois.
Brandon played for Warren Township High School coached by Chuck Ramsey. In high school, Paul was named a member of the 2009 Illinois All-American Team as selected by the Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, News-Gazette, and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Gurnee, IL||Warren Township High School||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||180 lb (82 kg)||Oct 11, 07|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 91|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #15 (SG) Rivals: #10 (SG) ESPN: #87 (overall)|
Entering the University of Illinois during the 2009–10 season, Paul quickly became a key contributor, as he averaged 7.8 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in 18.9 minutes per game.
Playing in all 34 games for the 2010–11 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team, Paul averaged 22.4 minutes of playing time and continued as a key contributor. He averaged 9.0 points per game and reached double-figured in 13 games. Paul led his team in steals, averaging 1.1 per game, and was second in assists, averaging 2.1 per game. On February 13, 2011, Brandon scored a season-high 23 points in a 71–80 Illini loss to Purdue.
Paul earned the role of a full-time starter for the 2011–12 season. On January 10, 2012, Paul scored 43 points in an upset win over then ranked #5 Ohio State. It was the third highest scoring total in a single game by an Illinois men's basketball player while his eight three-pointers tied the school record.
During his senior season, Paul averaged 16.6 points a game over the course of 36 games. On March 14, 2013, Paul hit a game winning shot against Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament. Paul finished his college career as the eighth-leading scorer in school history.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|Pts||Total points||PPG||Points per game||FG%||Field-goal percentage|
|3P%||3-point FG percentage||RPG||Rebounds per game||TO||Turnovers|
On August 10, 2013, he signed with BC Nizhny Novgorod of Russia for the 2013–14 season. In early February 2014, he left Russia and returned to the United States. On February 27, 2014, he was acquired by the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.
Paul is the son of Cliff Sr. and Lynda Paul. He has two brothers, Cliff Jr. and Darius Paul. Darius played one season for Western Michigan before transferring to Illinois for the 2013–14 season.
- "Illini Basketball: Brandon Paul to be named Mr. Basketball in Illinois".
- Player Bio: Brandon Paul
- "JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore combine for 44 as Purdue handles Illinois". Associated Press. 13 February 2011. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
- Brandon Paul scores a career high 43 to fuel Illinois' upset of Ohio State
- "Nizhny Novgorod announced Brandon Paul". Sportando.net. August 10, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
- "Charge Acquire Brandon Paul". NBA.com. February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
- Profile at Eurobasket.com
|Awards and achievements|
|Illinois Mr. Basketball Award Winner