Nicholas Paulos Named BCBSNC Blue Chip Performer 02-24-2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men's basketball sophomore forward Nicholas Paulos (Salt Lake City, Utah/New Hampton School) has been named this week's Blue Chip Performer sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The Blue Chip Performer is chosen weekly from all sports in season and runs throughout the 2012-13 UNCG athletics campaign.

Paulos had a record-setting performance Thursday night in the Spartans' 94-68 victory as he came off the bench to hit a school-record 10 three-pointers in just 21 minutes of action. He connected on a staggering 10-of-12 (83.3%) from three-point land in the victory as his 10 three-pointers are the most for any player coming off the bench this season in NCAA Division I.

Paulos opened the first half hitting his first four three-pointers before breaking out in impressive fashion in the second half. He hit six consecutive three-pointers in the second half on six straight UNCG possessions scoring 18 points in just 2:53 off the clock. He finished the night with a career-high 30 points to break the UNCG single-game three-point record, which he held with current director of basketball operations Kevin Oleksiak. 

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina Blue Chip Performer Weekly Winners
Sept. 4 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Sept. 10 – Katherine Santiago, Volleyball
Sept. 17 – Abraham Kemboi and Chelsea Sumney, Cross Country
Sept. 24 – Fanny Cnops, Women's Golf
Oct. 1 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Oct. 8 – Niltooli Wilkins, Women's Tennis
Oct. 15 - Jamie Simmons, Women's Soccer
Oct. 22 - Katherine Rodriguez, Women's Soccer
Oct. 29 - Paul Chelimo, Men's Cross Country 
Nov. 5 - Kelvin McNeil, Men's Basketball 
Nov. 12 - Paul Katam, Men's Cross Country
Nov. 19 – Ciara Morris, Women's Basketball
Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 3 - Trevis Simpson, Men's Basketball  
Dec. 10 - Breonna Patterson, Women's Basketball
Dec. 17 - Lucy Mason, Women's Basketball
Dec. 23 - Lucy Mason, Women's Basketball
Dec. 31 - Holiday Break
Jan. 7 - Janae' Stevenson, Women's Basketball
Jan. 14 – Derrell Armstrong, Men's Basketball|
Jan. 21 – Paul Katam, Indoor Track & Field
Jan. 28 – Trevis Simpson, Men's Basketball  
Feb. 4 - Randy Phillips, Men's Tennis 
Feb. 11 - Lindsay Thomas, Softball
Feb. 18 - Raeanne Hanks, Softball
Feb. 25 – Nicholas Paulos, Men's Basketball 

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