|0 Miguel Paul|
Departed point guard begins pursuit of NBA dream
More than 50 current and former student-athletes eligible to participate in commencement exercises
Akeem Richmond's 3-pointer at the buzzer gives Pirates a 77-74 victory over Weber State
ECU goes after its first postseason championship Tuesday night against Weber State
ECU posts 70-58 win to earn a date with Evansville
Started 63 of 64 games played during his two-year career ... First player in ECU history to earn All-Conference USA honors in multiple seasons ... Led Conference USA in assists each season ... Scored double figures in 50 games ... Distributed double digit assists in 10 games ... Finished his career ranked second all-time at ECU in assists (419), third in free throw percentage (.817) and eighth in free throws made (281) ... Averaged 14.2 points and a school-record 6.5 assists per game ... Led the Pirates in scoring 21 times and poured in over 20 points 14 times ... Played his first two seasons at Missouri before transferring to ECU.
As A Senior (2012-13)
2012-13 Game-By-Game Statistics
Named second-team All-Conference USA for the second straight season ... Selected to the CIT all-tournament team ... Led Conference USA with 7.2 assists per game, ranking seventh nationally ... Set the ECU single-season record for assists (236) and free throw percentage (.872) ... Started all 33 games in which he's played ... Averaging 13.3 points and 7.2 assists per game ... Lead C-USA in assists per game overall (7.1) and averaged a league-best 8.2 assists per conference game ... Ranked 23rd in the nation in free throw shooting (.872) ... Scored double figures 25 times overall this season ... Scored 20 points in five games ... Posted seven double-doubles... Led the team in scoring six times Scored 24 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 3-of-5 from 3, in his season debut against UNCG; grabbed six rebounds, handed out three assists and made 7-of-8 free throws ... Netted 14 points and handed out six assists against Appalachian State ... Scored 15 points and handed out eight assists at North Carolina ... Scored 19 points against Norfolk State, sinking 11-of-12 free throws and 3-of-6 field goals, including a pair of 3-pointers ... Scored 10 points and handed out seven assists at Memphis ... Posted his first double-double of the year with 16 points and 11 assists against UCF ... Dropped in 16 points with eight assists in the win over Houston ... Led the Pirates with 17 points in the loss at Marshall ... Posted a double-double with 12 points and an ECU single-game record 14 assists at UAB ... Scored 20 points on 5-of-10 shooting, with four 3-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws against UTEP ... Recorded his third double-double of the year with 11 points and 10 assists at UCF ... Followed that game with 11 points and 11 assists at home versus UAB ... Netted 22 points at home versus Southern Miss, making 5-of-15 3-point attempts ... Handed out 10 assists on the road against Tulsa ... Made the go-ahead 3-pointer and game-winning free throws at SMU ... Scored 13 points and gave out eight assists in 39 minutes on the road at Southern Miss ... Recorded his fifth double-double of the year with 13 points and 11 rebounds ... Posted a double-double on Senior Night with 22 points and 10 assists against Marshall ... Scored 14 points and dished out eight assists 39 minutes versus Tulsa in the C-USA Championship quarterfinals ... Finished with 14 points and nine assists against Savannah State ... Handed out eight assists against Rider ... Distributed nine assists, including his 400th at ECU, and scored 12 points against Loyola ... Recorded a double-double with 19 points and 11 assists in the CIT semifinals against Evansville ... Scored a team-high 23 points in the CIT championship game versus Weber State.
As A Junior (2011-12)
2011-12 Game-By-Game Statistics
Earned second-team All-Conference USA and NABC District XI honors ... First player in school history to be recognized as an NABC All-District player ... Led Conference USA in assists with 5.9 per game, third-highest single-season average in school history ... Dished out 183 helpers, second-most in Pirate lore ... Ranked among the top-10 in Conference USA in assist-to-turnover ratio (3rd/2.1), 3-point field goals made per game (4th/2.2), scoring (5th/15. 2 ppg), 3-point field goal percentage (7th/.362), steals per game (8th/1.3) and free throw percentage (9th/.767) ... Led the Pirates in scoring, assists, steals, free throws made (138) and 3-point field goals made (68) ... One of 19 Division I players to lead his team in points, steals and assists ... Scored double figures in 25 of 31 games played ... Was the team's leading scorer in 15 games ... Began his ECU career by scoring double figures in the first 12 games .. Netted 20 or more points in nine games, including a career-high 28 against Southern Miss in the C-USA tournament quarterfinals ... Played 43 of 45 possible minutes in the quarterfinals against the Golden Eagles ... Recorded three double-doubles ... Scored 19 points and dished out 10 assists in the C-USA opener at Southern Miss for his first career double-double ... His 12 assists against Southern Miss in the tournament were the most by any C-USA player during the season ... One of four players in the league to tally six steals in a game ... Made 15-of-17 free throws against N.C. Central and finished the game with 25 points ... Sank 9-of-10 foul shots in games against Charlotte and Marshall ... Played 35 or more minutes in nine games ... Made a season-best five 3-point field goals against Chowan to go along with a season-high six rebounds ... Drilled four 3s in three additional games ... Buried at least three 3-pointers in 11 total games .. Had seven or more assists in eight games ... Scored 19 points and handed out eights assists with four steals in his Pirate debut against Milligan.
As A Sophomore (2009-10)
Played in 31 games for Missouri as a sophomore and averaged 12.1 minutes per game, the most of any player without a start ... Averaged 3.5 points and 0.7 rebounds as a reserve ... Ranked fourth on the team in assists with 52 against only 22 turnovers ... Shot 38.5 percent from behind the arc ... Scored double figures in a pair of games, including a career-high 15 at home against Nebraska ... Scored 14 points to go along with five assists and three steals in 21 minutes versus Chattanooga ... Distributed multiple assists in 13 games, including a career-high six against Texas-Pan American and Oregon.
As A Freshman (2008-09)
Played in all 38 games for Missouri as a freshman and ranked among team leaders with 57 assists and 21 steals in 11.4 minutes a game ... Averaged 3.0 points and 0.9 rebounds as a reserve point guard ... Reached double figures in scoring three times, with 11 points coming in his Division I debut against Prairie View A&M, 12 versus Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and 11 more against Coppin State ... Dished multiple assists in 16 games, including a season high five vs. Oral Roberts and Arkansas-Pine Bluff in back-to-back contests ... Played well in postseason action as a rookie, dishing seven assists, while committing just one turnover in his final five games, including the Big 12 Championship game vs. Baylor.
Enjoyed a great prep career at Kathleen High School, culminating with back-to-back appearances in the Class 4A state championship game as a junior and senior ... Averaged 14.0 points, 4.2 assists and 4.9 rebounds for a balanced Kathleen squad ... Unselfish player that had the ability to put up huge numbers when called upon as evidenced by his 29 points and three assists in the Florida Class 4A semifinal win over Eustis High School ... Added 24 points in the championship game vs. Pace ... Named one of the nation's Top 150 performers by ESPN.com and was listed a Top 15 point guard recruit nationally ... Has seen his stock raise throughout his senior season ... A three-star pick by both scout and rivals.com ... Scored 13 points, including eight fourth-quarter tallies in the upset of high school power Norcross (Ga.) at the Amare Stoudemire Invitational ... Named the 2008 Polk County Player of the Year by the Lakeland Ledger ... First Team All-Polk County ... Finalist for the Florida Class 4A Player of the Year ... Selected to participate in the Florida vs. USA All-Star Game ... All-league and all-region selection ... Earned first team All-Polk County honors as a junior and was the MVP of the Frank Spencer National Holiday Classic ... Second team All-Polk County pick as a sophomore and was selected to participate in the prestigious Nike Jamboree ... Capped a fabulous freshman campaign by being ranked the No. 1 freshman in the class of 2008 by Breakdown Magazine ... Second-team All-Polk County pick ... MVP of the Jim Haley Rookie Sensation event.
Son of Leslie and Masha Paul ... Full name is Miguel Masha Paul ... Born in Panama City, Fla. ... Academic major is communication ... Coached by Drew Taylor at Kathleen High School ... Coached by Bernie Hayes in the summer ... Attended the same high school as Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis ... His father played football at Winston Salem State University and signed a free agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles ... Has two siblings, Gionni and India ... Received scholarship offers out of high school from Clemson, Memphis, Miami (Fla.), South Florida and St. John's.