Class of 2015 Big Ten Recruiting Rankings: May 21st, 2015

Big Ten recruiting has all but wrapped up this spring as the late signing period came to a close on Wednesday. Here’s a rundown of the top classes and best signings in the conference. Our model (explained below) tends to overweight volume so we’ve bolded the five classes that have the best ‘average stars’ measure. Ohio State touts the conference’s best class while Maryland...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

An early look at who’s coming and going in the Big Ten

With the spring signing period underway and several key NBA Draft decisions out of the way (and a few still to go), it’s time for our first look at who’s coming and going in the Big Ten for the 2015-2016 season. Illinois (19-14, 7th place tie, NIT first round) · Arriving: Aaron Jordan, Darius Paul, D.J. Williams […] The post An early look at who’s coming and going in the...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice Suffers Broken Wrist During Practice

The 2014-2015 season is off to a brutal start for the Fighting Illini. Before the season started, Darius Paul was dismissed from the team for drug related issues and Tracy Abrams tore his ACL. The Illini started 10-5, with painful losses in which they blew double digit leads to Oregon and Michigan. There was still a sliver of hope that the team could squeak into the tournament, but...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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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November 28, 2014  |  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

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 Leaves Illinois and Will Attend

Posted to Fighting IlliniRecently suspended Sophomore, Darius Paul has left the Illini program and will join Lamar State Junior College this upcoming season.com 10 total views, 10 views today The post Darius Paul Leaves Illinois and Will Attend appeared first on Chicago Fan Board.
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May 30, 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

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

Fighting Illini Forward Arrested

Fighting Illini Basketball – Illini forward, Darius Paul, was arrested early Tuesday morning for resisting a police officer and for underage drinking. Paul, the 20-year old sophomore, was arrested around 3:20 in the morning by University of Illinois police after they say he ran from them. The Chase An officer pursued Paul on foot and after catching up, tackled him outside his apartment...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

An early look at who’s coming and going in the Big Ten

With the spring signing period underway and several key NBA Draft decisions out of the way, it’s time for our first look at who’s coming and going in the Big Ten for the 2014-2015 season. Illinois (20-15, 8th place tie, NIT second round) · Arriving: Aaron Cosby (Seton Hall), Ahmad Starks (Oregon State), Darius Paul (Western […] The post An early look at who’s coming and...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Player Profile: Darius Paul

Darius Paul Sophomore Gurnee, Illinois Warren High School 6’8″ 220lbs. Power Forward High School Career Darius Paul averaged 18.0 PPG and 9.7 RPG as a senior leading Warren to a 23-4 record. Darius was selected to First Team All-State by the Chicago Sun-Times, Champaign News-Gazette and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. Darius averaged 11.2 PPG and 7.2 RPG as a junior...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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