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Born in Ohio, raised in Syracuse, Greg Paulus went on to scholastic multi-sport stardom is at Christian Brothers Academy.
Greg was an All-State and All-American selection in basketball and football.
In 2004, he was named Gatorade Football Player of the Year, having thrown for 3,677 yards and 43 touchdowns. And he was named National High School Athlete of the Year. Overall he had a 42-3 record as a starting quarterback at CBA and threw for 11,763 career passing yards and 152 passing touchdowns.
Paulus quarterbacked CBA to the 2004 New York State Class AA championship, outscoring Ray Rice-led New Rochelle, 41-35.
In 2005, he was New York State’s Mr. Basketball and a McDonald’s All-American. His career hoop stats at CBA: 2,399 points (23.5 average) and eight assists per game.
Paulus ranks No. 7 on a list — compiled by The Post-Standard — of the best high school basketball players to come out of Central New York.
Collegiately at Duke, he chose to play basketball. Always a leader — not to mention a three-time academic all-conference and two-time academic all-American— he was Mike Krzyzewski’s point guard and a two year captain. Greg averaged double figures as a sophomore and junior, while leading the Atlantic Coast Conference in assists his freshman year and in assist/turnover ratio his junior season.
An all-ACC freshman team pick in 2006, he was third team all-conference selection in 2008.
During his collegiate career, Paulus scored 1,193 points (8.6 average), had 438 assists, and the Blue Devils won three ACC championships with four NCAA tournament appearances – including two Sweet 16’s.
What Greg Paulus was able to accomplish in 2009 separates him from most athletes.
Four years removed from the gridiron, he chose to use a year of football eligibility and quarterbacked and captained Syracuse University as a graduate student. The Orange went 4-8, but Greg completed a school record 67.7 percent of his passes for 2,025 yards and 13 touchdowns.
During the 2017-18 basketball season, he was an assistant basketball coach at Louisville, following stints at Navy (2010-11) and Ohio State (2011-17).
And today, Greg Paulus becomes a member of the Greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 2018.