Started all 33 games this season … Fourth on the team in scoring at 10.6 points per game, which is a career-high … Leads the Southern Conference and ranks 12th in NCAA Division I with 1,178 minutes played … His minutes played are the most by a Spartan in a single season in program history … Ranked third in the SoCon with 91 3-pointers made and was third in the league in 3-point percentage at 43.3 percent (91-of-210) … Fifth on the team on the glass at 3.8 rebounds per game … Connected on 45.5 percent (120-of-264) from the field and 74.1 percent (20-of-27) from the free throw line … Dished out 54 assists and notched 24 steals … Scored in double figures 17 times and posted multiple 3-pointers in 24 of 31 games … Scored a season-high 24 points at Indiana (Nov. 28) as he hit 6-of-8 from 3-point land … Added 20 points at VMI (Feb. 3) as he was 5-of-6 from the field and 4-of-4 from 3-point land … Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds at Chattanooga (Jan. 24) … Dished out a season-high five assists at Mercer (Feb. 14) … Posted a seven-game stretch from Nov. 23-Dec. 16 where he scored in double figures, averaging 14.3 points per game during that stretch … Became the 21st player in UNCG men’s basketball history to reach 1,000-career point mark when he hit a second half 3-pointer against Samford (Feb. 26) … His 351points are a career-high, surpassing his 271 points set as a junior … His 91 3-pointers are also a career-high, topping his 69 long range shots set last year … Ranks third all-time with 262 3-pointers made and second all-time in UNCG history with 125 games played.
Played and started all 32 games to earn his third letter … Averaged 8.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game … Connected on 36.5 percent (69-of-189) from three-point land … His 36.5 percent shooting from distance ranked 15th in the Southern Conference … His 69 three-pointers made led the team and ranked sixth in the SoCon … Additionally, his 69 three-pointers are eighth all-time in UNCG single-season history while his 189 attempts are third all-time … Scored in double figures nine times … Score a season-high 27 points against Davidson (Jan. 18) … Set a UNCG record with a perfect 9-of-9 shooting from long range against Davidson … With a three-pointer in the game before and after, he hit 11 straight from distance at one point … Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Davidson … Scored 22 points against Presbyterian (Dec. 3) as he was 6-of-12 from long range and 8-of-14 from the field … Notched 21 points against James Madison, hitting 7-of-11 from three-point land … Played a career-high 38 minutes against Davidson (Jan. 18) and played over 30 minutes in 19 games … Led the team with 29.6 minutes played … Hit 16-of-18 (88.9%) from the free throw line … Dished out 32 assists, notched 14 steals and recorded 12 blocked shots … Named the BCBSNC Blue Chip Performer of the Week on two occasions.
2013 Spain Trip
Played and started all four games on the Spain trip … Averaged 8.0 points per game … Scored in double figures on two occasions … Tallied a trip-high 14 points against the Angola National Team and followed that up with 12 points against the Venezuela National Team … Connected on 38.1 percent (8-of-21) from 3-point land on the trip, including three 3-pointers against both national teams … Averaged 19.3 minutes per game.
Played in all 31 games, including three starts, to earn his second letter … Fourth on the team in scoring at 8.0 points per game while also grabbing 2.7 rebounds per game in 20.0 minutes a game … Connected on 42.8 percent (83-of-194) from the field and 40.6 percent (63-of-155) from three-point land … His 40.6 percent long distance shooting ranked fifth in the SoCon while his 2.0 three-pointers per game ranked sixth … Also hit 82.6 percent (19-of-23) from the free throw line … Scored in double figures 10 times, including a career-high 30 points at Chattanooga (Feb. 21) …Against the Mocs, he set a UNCG single-game record with 10 three-pointers off the bench as he was 10-of-12 (83.3%) from long range in just 21 minutes of action … He hit his first four three-pointers of the game before hitting six straight on consecutive possessions in the second half for the single-gam erecord … His 10 three-pointers made were third most in a single-game in NCAA Division I on the year, while his 83.3 percent mark was 20th best in the country … Scored 26 points off the bench against Lees-McRae (Jan. 9) as he was 8-of-12 (66.7%) from distance in 24 minutes … Connected on 5-of-6 (83.3%) from three-point land against James Madison (Dec. 16) to finish with 15 points … Recorded 14 games with multiple three-pointers made … Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Georgia Southern (Feb. 27) and Elon (March 9) …Posted 22 steals on the year.
Played in 29 games as a reserve to earn his first letter… Averaged 5.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game while playing 13.8 minutes per contest … Scored in double figures five times, including a career-high 25 points against Towson (Nov.20) in 24 minutes … Connected on 9-of-15 (.600) from the field and 6-of-11 (.545) from three-point land in the victory… Scored 12 points against Richmond (Dec. 30), Samford (Feb.9) and Elon (Feb. 25) … Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds against Richmond … Connected on 34.8 percent (39-of-112) from three-point land … Posted 10 games with multiple 3-pointers … Perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line… Played a career-high 25 minutes against Richmond while playing 24 minutes against Towson.
Prior to UNCG
2010 graduate of Olympus High School in Holladay, Utah …spent a post-graduate season (2010-11) at New Hampton School in New Hampton, N.H., where he was coached by Pete Hutchins …earned second-team all-New England Prep School Athletic Conference honors at New Hampton … helped the Huskies to a 21-13 recordand a NEPSAC runner-up finish … played with four other Division I signees at New Hampton … earned first-teamAll-State honors as a senior at Olympus High after averaging 15.2points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game … led the state of Utah in three-point field goals (55) as a senior as Olympus went 18-4 and reached the state final four … Olympus also spent 16 consecutive weeks ranked as Utah’s No. 1 high school squad … two-time all-league selection picked for the Utah High School Coaches Association all-star game as a senior… helped lead Olympus to a pair of regional championships … played AAU ball for Utah Pump N Run, helping lead them to a pair of state championships.
Nicholas Peter Paulos … born Feb. 26, 1992 in Salt Lake City, Utah … son of Bill and Julie Paulos … comes from an athletic family … father played basketball at Westminster College in the 70s and grandfather, Delmar Schick, was a running back and center fielder at the University of Utah … Majoring in communication studies.
SINGLE-GAME HIGHS [all-time ranking]:
Points: 30 [t-6th], at Chattanooga -- 02/21/13
Rebounds: 9, at RICHMOND -- 12/30/11
Assists: 5, at Mercer -- 2/14/15
Steals: 4 [t-9th], at Western Carolina -- 1/10/15
Blocks: 2, ETSU -- 02/12/15
FG made: 10 [t-9th], at Chattanooga -- 02/21/13
FG attempts: 15, vs Towson -- 11/20/11
3FG made: 10 [1st], at Chattanooga -- 02/21/13
3FG attempts: 12 [t-4th], 4 times
FT made: 4, Western Carolina -- 02/14/13 ; Claflin -- 12/11/13
FT attempts: 4, Western Carolina -- 02/14/13 ; Claflin -- 12/11/13