It was a different feel for 2005 prospect Greg Paulus this past weekend at the Rumble in the Bronx. Paulus wasn't with his usual AAU teammates. Instead, he played with the New York Elite team that featured many players from the Our Savior New American team on Long Island.
Despite his him and his teammates having little time to know each other, Paulus looked like he could fit in with this team or any team for that matter. "You just try to get the ball to your teammates in the right spots," said Paulus, who rang up a couple of double-digit assist games at the Rumble in the Bronx.
What sets Paulus aside from most point guards in the 2005 class is he has a great "feel" for the game. Paulus moves the ball smartly around the perimeter but he is equally effective when he takes his dribble inside the paint.
Because of these valuable skills, Paulus has five schools on his list and five offers. "Duke, North Carolina, Syracuse, Notre Dame, and Xavier are my schools," Paulus said. "There isn't one right now that stands above the rest. I am still trying to figure it out."
Despite Paulus being in the 2005 class, for some reason and maybe it's because he is hounded so much by the internet media, people are expecting a decision soon. "I can't say when this would happen," Paulus said. "I could wake up one morning and feel I have a school. I don't have that feeling right now. But it could happen. I just don't know when it might happen."
Paulus has taken visits to all five schools. "I know what the schools have and can offer," Paulus said. "I know all the coaching staffs. I like them all. I just don't know what I will do and when I will do it."
Paulus, 6-foot-2 and 180-pounds from Christian Brothers Academy in Manlius, New York, is a leader on the court. This has made him a very attractive recruit to the programs involved. And there is no quit in Paulus' mental approach to the game.
"I am working on everything in my game," he said. "I will not be satisfied at all with my game. I am always working on my game in practice or in workouts."