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.