Nick Paul
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Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1917-18 So F
1
0
0
   
1
       
1
1.0
1918-19 Jr F
+4
+4
+1
   
+8
 
 
   
+10
2.5
1919-20 Sr F 16
16
69
 
 
78
 
 
 
 
216
13.5
Career    
+21
+20
+70
0
0.0
+86
0
0.0
0
0
+227
10.8

Nick Paul played two years in obscurity on Syracuse's bench, before blossoming as a senior to lead Syracuse and Eastern basketball in scoring. He was recognized as being an exceptional free throw shooter.

Paul was a sophomore on the 1918 National Championship team, but barely saw any playing time. The same held true for his junior season, though he would start two games because of his free throw shooting ability and he would lead the team in scoring for one game with 7 pts. The outcome looked like it was going to be the same for his senior season. However, a preseason injury to Danny Martin, left a hole in the team. Herm Sawyer and Marquardt both failed to hold the position, so Paul was given the opportunity to start in January against Bucknell. He was successful scoring 10 points, and stayed in the lineup for the remainder of the season.

And Paul made the most out of the opportunity, leading the team in scoring for the season, and in virtually every game he started. He became the team's designated free throw shooter, which helped add to his scoring totals. Paul developed into a flashy player, with the ability to have big game efforts, such as a career high 23 against CCNY on February 11th. The Orangemen won their last thirteen games of the season with Paul leading the way, after starting out 2-3.

Paul was a student in the Syracuse School of Forestry. He passed away in 1989.

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