New Jersey Guard Prospect Having Great Year

Reporter Mike Sullivan provides a player update on the status of Chandler Fraser-Pauls' season, the two-sport star from The Pennington School in the state of New Jersey ...

Chandler Fraser-Pauls can certainly be labeled a "student-athlete." He succeeds quite efficiently in the classroom and is always striving to make improvements on the hardwood and on the soccer field.

The two-sport star has helped his high school team, The Pennington School in New Jersey, achieve an 18-2 record. Over the weekend, The Pennington school defeated a very talented Albany Academy program.

"We've now started our county playoffs," said Chandler. "We're trying to win a state championship."

Fraser-Pauls, who averages 16 points a game and five assists per contest, is only a junior, a member of the 2011 class. "I've been working on my medium range jumper, the pullup," he said. "I want to become a more polished floor leader. I think I've made improvements in these areas."

Chandler, who plays for his father on the Team NJABC AAU program, will have another spring and summer before his senior year to continue to make improvements in his game. "I want to get stronger, work on my right hand," said the natural lefty.

There have been several Ivy League and Patriot League schools that have kept in touch with Chandler, monitoring his progress. In addition, Davidson, Elon, and Vermont have shown some interest.

Chandler, who plays midfield and forward for the soccer team, is unsure of whether he'll play both sports or one when he graduates from The Pennington School. "I'll have to focus on this more in the next year," he said. "I enjoy playing both."

Boston University, Bucknell, Lafayette, and recently Villanova have expressed some interest in the soccer end of things for Chandler.

The great news for Chandler is this -- he has the ability to play two sports in a very competitive atmosphere and he's a tremendous student. "I would like to coach," he said. "I really enjoy that aspect. I grew up with my father coaching."

Working in Chandler's favor here is his dad is one heck of a coach too.


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