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Former Olympus player sets 3-point record

Published: Monday, July 6 2015 6:33 p.m. MDT

Olympus' Nick Paulos (23) as Bountiful faces Olympus in boys basketball action at Olympus High School Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010.  Jason Olson, Deseret News (Jason Olson, Deseret News) Olympus' Nick Paulos (23) as Bountiful faces Olympus in boys basketball action at Olympus High School Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. Jason Olson, Deseret News (Jason Olson, Deseret News)

Former Olympus High all-state basketball player Nicholas Paulos had a career shooting performance for the University of North Carolina Greensboro on Saturday night during the Spartans' 92-83 loss to the Davidson Wildcats. Paulos, a junior, went 9-for-9 on 3-point field goals in a game played at the Greensboro Coliseum.

His performance was one of the five best 3-point shooting games in NCAA Division I history. Only one player has hit 10 consecutive 3-pointers without a miss in a single game, and three other players, besides Paulos, have hit nine. This was a UNCG and Southern Conference record.

Paulos adds this record to his single game record of 10 3-pointers, which he set last year vs. UT-Chattanooga when he hit 10-of-12.

Paulos now ranks 8th on the all-time list of 3-point shooters at UNCG with 159. He leads the Southern Conference in 3-point field goals and 3-point field goal percentage.

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