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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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29 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...
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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

Comprehensive 2014-15 Illini basketball season preview

With the college basketball season tipping off next Friday, this is your Illini State basketball “starting five,” the five biggest things you need to know/the five most pressing questions. As it’s the preseason, there are no “knowns.” There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Illini basketball: this year’s five biggest questions (answered)

With the college basketball season tipping off next Friday, this is your Illini State basketball “starting five,” the five biggest things you need to know/the five most pressing questions. As it’s the preseason, there are no “knowns.” There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say there are things that we now know we don’t know. But there...
Via The Sports Bank
November 08, 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

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

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

Illini Coach John Groce talks ’14-’15, recruiting, NIKE (exclusive)

Illini basketball Coach John Groce was at Nike Town on Michigan Avenue in Chicago today to help promote the new Illinois athletics re-brand by Nike. The new uniforms were revealed yesterday. I had an exclusive conversation with John Groce where we talked about those uniforms, but also next fall’s team, specifically where all the twos and threes and wings will fit in the lineup...
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April 17, 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

Early ’14-’15 Illini basketball season preview part 2: FRONTCOURT

When previewing the Illini basketball team for next season, (Yes, it’s not even April and we’re on to part two of our series (here’s part one Illini basketball recruiting) you’ll see there’s an excess of wing players and swingmen. You have a lot of 2s and 3s, but not a whole lot of traditional 1s and 5s. It’s difficult to designate a bunch of guys as “guards” and...
Via The Sports Bank
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

5 non-NCAA Tournament teams likely to dance next year

SMU had their bubble burst and just missed out on the 2014 NCAA Tournament.  That won’t be the case next season as the Mustangs return a ton of talent and should get to the Big Dance.  Here are five teams that didn’t earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament this season but should be dancing next year. Here are five NCAA Tournament teams likely to regress next season. SMU Despite...
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March 31, 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...
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March 27, 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

Does Malcolm Hill deserve a spot in next year’s Illini starting 5?

Illini freshmen Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn have been the main reason Illinois has rebounded somewhat from a disastrous season and moved closer towards respectability with a strong finish. Obviously, the Senior Night train wreck versus Michigan kind of dilutes that. However, even when you include the horrific showing versus the Wolverines on Tuesday, the Illini are 4-3 since John...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NU’s Jim Phillips is outperforming UI’s Mike Thomas right now

You have to appreciate the job Jim Phillips, Northwestern Vice President for Athletics and Recreation is doing right now in Evanston. Certainly so when compared against his counter-part in Champaign, University of Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas. The juxtaposition of the two ADs is long overdue, especially in wake of Thomas experiencing a Lane Kiffin or George W. Bush style...
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February 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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