May 31, 2006

Dayton heavy on Proviso's Pullen

Being from the state of Illinois, Brian Gregory knows the types of players that develop in his home state.

The University of Dayton coach is also familiar with Proviso East High School.

While on the Michigan State staff not too long ago, Gregory helped land Illinois' Mr. Basketball Shannon Brown from Proviso East, and he's hoping to duplicate the feat as he's heavy on the current point guard from Proviso East, Jacob Pullen.

Jacob Pullen is a 6-1, 175-pound point guard out of Proviso East High School in Maywood. This past season, Pullen averaged 21 points, eight assists, and five steals in helping the Pirates to a 26-6 record. For his efforts, Chicago Sun Times named him a Fourth Team All-State performer.

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