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Son on way to GCSU
Paul Son
MATT YOGUS/staff Bulloch Academy senior Paul Son, second from left, signs a national letter of intent to play for Georgia College and State University. Left to right: BA coach Chandler Dennard, Son, mother Haesuk Son, BA assistant coach Tim Slater.

GCSU is one of the premier programs in Division II, and the winning tradition established by coach Terry Sellers is what attracted Paul Son to the school.

“We may not always have the best talent, but we’ll always have the opportunity to win with coach Sellers and the tradition, the winning, is what they do there,” said Son. “I want to win. I don’t do good with the losing thing.”

Son played center for a Bulloch Academy team that made it to the GISA Class AA Final Four in the 2009-10 season, and will move to small forward at GCSU.

“We knew when he went to college that’s what he was going to end up doing,” said BA coach Chandler Dennard. “A lot of people don’t know it, but as far as percentages go in practice and everything, he was probably our third-best 3-point shooter.”

Sellers told Son that freshmen in his program have a 50.50 shot at playing their first year.

“I feel like when I hit the floor I’m going to work harder than everyone else – get the loose balls, get the scrappy little things, get the trash – so I think the little things are going to help me,” said Son. “I lack in athleticism, but I’m gonna box you out.”