New Jersey Guard Captures MVP Of Hoops Event

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a look at the individual game of Chandler Fraser-Pauls, who recently came up clutch in the Solebury Tip Off Classic ...

Chandler Fraser-Pauls, a 6-foot, 160-pound basketball/soccer player from the Pennington School in Pennington, New Jersey, provided two big games in the Solebury Tip Off Classic held last week.

Chandler scored 29 points on Friday and added 19 points on Saturday to help The Pennington School claim a 52-39 victory over Solebury in the championship game.

For his tremendous tournament, he was named the event's Most Valuable Player.

Currently, Chandler is receiving serious recruiting interest in the sport of soccer from Boston University, Cornell, and Bucknell.

Columbia, Brown, Lafayette, and Vermont have picked up the recruiting interest in Chandler in the sport of basketball.


Chandler is a player worth watching over the next 12 months, a chance to measure how much progress he's making in his individual game.

He does most of his scoring from the perimeter but is working hard on gaining strength and taking the ball to the rim.


Chandler has an above average perimeter shot, more effective when shooting within the flow of a setup offense. He's also tough and possesses confidence, including taking on the bigger bodies near the rim.

An accomplished soccer player as well as being a very good student will open up many avenues of opportunities for this underclassman, a rising junior. He'll get stronger and his perimeter game will become more consistent too.

HIGH SCHOOL HEAD COACH: Bernie Gurick at The Pennington School.


CAMPS ATTENDED: Columbia, Penn, Cornell, Bucknell and St. Joe's of Philadelphia.

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST: In addition to the schools mentioned above, we previously reported that Penn was also showing some interest.

SOCCER - COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST: Amherst, NYU, Wesleyan, Emory, Kenyon, Ohio Wesleyan and Middlebury have indicated that Chandler could play both sports at its respective schools.

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