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Patriots Sign Cheraw Guard
    FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University men’s basketball coach John Schweitz has announced the signing of Paul Braxton of Cheraw to a national letter of intent to attend FMU and play for the Patriots in 2005-06.

    Braxton, a 6-0 173-pound guard, is a senior at Cheraw High School, where he played for coaches Tony Harrell and John Butler.

    As a senior, he averaged 18.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game, while helping lead the Braves to a 21-4 record and a spot in the Class 2A lower state title game.

    A four-year starter, he led his team in scoring in 21 of the 25 contests and was selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game.  He was a WPDE TV-15 Mr. Hoop Zone nominee as a senior, and was named to the 2005 All-Hoop Zone Team.

    He was also a two-time All-Region choice, and earned All-State recognition in 2004.

    He also lettered in track for three years.

    “I am very excited about Paul joining our program,” said Schweitz.  “He will be a major contributor for us as a freshman.  He has the ability to take the ball to the rim, and will help us in the backcourt immediately.”

    Francis Marion loses two seniors from last season’s 10-17 squad that placed fourth in the PBC’s North Division standings.


Last Published: April 28, 2005 10:57 AM
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