Tri-County Youth Sports Grant
Tri-County Youth Sports Grant Winners
Paul Unruh

Paul Unruh, Bradley University's first All American basketball player, played with the Braves from 1946-1950 and helped his team win 112 games out of 135 during that time. A tremendous all around player, Unruh will be best known for his scoring ability as he tallied 1,822 career points which is still good for the third place on the all-time BU scoring list.

Unruh, who prepped at Toulon High School, is still the only player in Bradley's history to lead the team in scoring four consecutive seasons. During the 1949-50 season he scored 475 points and led the Braves to second place finishes in both the NCAA and NIT tournaments a team feat that has never and will never be duplicated. That team was ranked number one in the nation for the major portion of the season.

A good defensive player and tough rebounder in his day, Unruh held the record for freshman points (383) for 32 years before current Brave Mitchell "J.J." Anderson broke it in 1979. He has remained active in the Bradley athletic program and has served as President of the Chiefs' Club.