Jacob Paul has been named a player on the Repository All-Decade boys basketball teams.
Jacob Paul, St. Thomas Aquinas, 5-10, guard, 2016
HIS GAME: Quick, tough guard who could score big points and lock down defensively.
HIS RÉSUMÉ: Three-year starter for Knights, helping them to district title each season and a 2014 state runner-up finish. ... Aquinas’ career scoring leader. Totaled 1,368 points to rank 23rd in Stark County history. ... Averaged 17.0 points, 5.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 3.1 steals as a senior, earning second team All-Ohio. ... Shot 47% from the floor, 40% on 3-pointers and 83% from the foul line. ... Averaged a team-high 17.3 points as a junior. ... Scored an Aquinas single-game record 37 points in a 2016 regional semifinal win.
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL: Played 128 games, starting 98, in four-year career at NAIA Division-II Mount Vernon Nazarene. Scored 1,208 points and totaled 360 assists.