Brandon Paul is Mr. Basketball

Brandon Paul proves he's the best the state of Illinois has to offer this year. He wins the Mr. Basketball award that most thought would happen.

The future Illini guard gives Illinois fans hope, as he joins a great list of players to win this award. Brandon Paul will have some tough shoes to fill, following players like; Frank Williams, Sergio McClain, Brian Cook and Dee Brown. Paul is a 6-3 combo guard from Warren Township in Gurnee (IL), Scout.com has Paul ranked as a four-star recruit.

According to the Chicagotribune.com Paul edged out junior Jereme Richmond in the voting 337-321. Richardson the number one player in the Class of 2010 in Illinois will join Paul at Illinois next year.


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