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Come home, Greg Paulus

Posted by Tim on January 11, 2007

When Duke took the court last night against Wake Forest, Syracuse native and CBA alumnus Greg Paulus was on the bench. And deservedly so: He’s been slowed by injuries, illness and ineffectiveness for most of the year and the Blue Demons were struggling mightily after losing to lowly Virginia Tech in their ACC opener. Then, once he got into the game, he did practically nothing with his 29 minutes, scoring 6 points on 2-for-7 shooting and cancelling out his three assists with three sloppy turnovers as Wake romped to a 74-63 victory.

Naturally, Duke fans are now calling for his head. And so are plenty of college basketball pundits in the mainstream media. (Is that redundant?) Mark Schablach at ESPN.com says Paulus “might not be good enough” to lead the Blue Devils. Meanwhile, over at CBS Sportsline, Gary Parrish works the alliteration and describes GP’s effort as “his second straight stinker.”

Oh yeah, and he also had a starring role on YouTube, as a clip of him getting Royal Ivey’d made its way around the blogosphere.

But come on, is this really fair? We’re talking about a guy who rocked Gonzaga on the road. He was the top point guard recruit in his high school graduating class. Maybe he’s wilting under the pressure of playing in Cameron Indoor. If it can happen to A-Rod in Yankee Stadium, why can’t it happen to Greg Paulus?

Come on home, Greg Paulus! Transfer to Syracuse! Cuse fans will probably love you just as much as they loved Gerry McNamara. Especially if you deliver a national championship. All you have to do is win the job from Jonny Flynn. No pressure!

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One Response to “Come home, Greg Paulus”

  1. Josh said

    OR, come home and play quarterback for the football team!!!!

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