A Look At Illinois Fighting Illini's Brandon Paul's Draft Stock

By Trevor Lowry
Brandon Paul
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Illinois Fighting Illini’s Brandon Paul may not be the most highly rated guard in the 2013 NBA Draft, but he still has a lot of talent. With that said, let’s take a look at his stock.

Although Paul had a great season with Illinois, there is a chance that he will go undrafted. Currently, he is being projected to go very late in the second round. However, there are mocks out there that don’t even have him being picked up.

Still, Paul managed to score 16.6 points per game on the year, which shows that he can produce on the offensive side of the ball. It helps that he also played in the Big Ten, which was one of the best conferences in college hoops.

There are many other guards that are supposed to go before Paul, but that does not mean that he won’t go late in the second round. He is a very talented player and he helped the Fighting Illini make the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

If he does not get drafted, he should still get signed after the draft, since his stock is right around pick No. 60–the last pick in the draft.

Paul was not the most efficient shooter in his senior year, but 32.5 percent from behind the arc is not terrible and that percentage did lead to 78 made threes on the season.

If a team is in search of a shooting guard late in the draft, Paul would be the perfect pick. However, we will just have to wait and see if his name will actually get called, because at this point, it could really go either way.

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