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DARIUS PAUL RUMORS & GOSSIP

Illini Commit Darius Paul Nearly Averaging Double-Double

On November 12th, forward Darius Paul signed a letter of intent to return to Illinois and play out his final two years of eligibility. In early November, we published a story about Paul’s journey back to Illinois after being suspended for drug and alcohol related issues. Now, it’s time to take a look at what Darius has accomplished on the court so far this season for Lamar State...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois inks four in early signing period

Photo: Tony Dejak | AP Illinois coach John Groce signed three freshman and a junior college prospect to his 2015 recruiting class Wednesday, the school announced. D.J. Williams and Jalen Coleman lead the class as top-100 freshmen. Shooting guard Aaron Jordan is also a touted recruit, and junior college forward Darius Paul is now rejoining the program. “We look for a certain type...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Darius Paul reinstated to Illini hoops program

Darius Paul, the little brother of former Illini great Brandon Paul has been reinstated to the Illini basketball program and will rejoin the team for the 2015-16 season. He is suspended for the entire upcoming season, which begins Friday. This of course due to his arrest back on April 21st, and the charges of resisting a police officer and underage drinking. To refresh your memory...
Via The Sports Bank
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Drugs, Basketball, and Rehab: The Darius Paul Journey

The college basketball early signing period for the Class of 2015 starts on Wednesday, and Illinois was expected to sign their three verbally committed recruits, but that’s not the full story. This year’s Fighting Illini related signing week news doesn’t involve hats or last-second decommitments, it involves the addition of Darius Paul. On Wednesday, November 12th, the big...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Word On The Street: Darius Paul Making a Comeback?

Eleven days. That’s where the countdown currently stands until Elijah Thomas makes his decision. Details on his situation and more in this week’s edition of Word On The Street. Elijah Thomas Earlier this week Elijah Thomas announced that he will be making his college decision on October 21st. Both Illinois and SMU visited Thomas’ high school to watch him play on October 9th...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Darius Paul Suspended for 2015: Hello Ed Morrow

Champaign, IL – It is not very often that a college player is suspend for a whole season, let alone in May months after the season has concluded. Due to “multiple transgressions” with Paul, head coach John Groce announced that Darius will be suspended for the entire 2014-2015 season. Darius was arrested on April 21st and charged with underage drinking and resisting arrest....
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Darius Paul suspended for ENTIRE SEASON; Illini hoops suffers setback

Darius Paul will have no impact on making the Illini basketball team better. At least not next season. Darius Paul, the little brother of former Illini great Brandon Paul has been suspended from the team for the entire season. This of course due to his arrest back on April 21st, and the charges of resisting a police officer and underage drinking. Darius Paul, 20, ran from a university...
Via The Sports Bank
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois forward Darius Paul arrested

Photo: Western Michigan Athletics Illinois forward Darius Paul was arrested Tuesday morning, the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette reported. He was arrested for underage drinking and resisting a police officer. Paul, 20, admitted to “drinking a large amount of alcohol” in his apartment, according to the News-Gazette’s report. The report also said Paul’s offenses are Class A...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

’14-’15 Illinois basketball Season Preview part 1: RECRUITING

It’s time for the 2014-15 Illinois basketball season preview. Last year I did this piece in late March/early April. This year I’m doing it before the NCAA Tournament even ends. Once that brutal 1-9 stretch occurred in midseason, I shifted to next year’s Illini team. Then they won a few games down the stretch and made the 2013-14 season rather respectable. So we put off looking...
Via The Sports Bank
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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