ESPN announced last weekend that its flagship college football program, College GameDay, would travel to Winston-Salem for the matchup between Wake Forest and No. 1 Clemson. This would mark the first time the program has ever come to the Piedmont Triad for a game.
To commemorate the event, Wake Forest landed an excellent guest picker for the program: former Demon Deacon point guard Chris Paul — the Point God.
— Wake Basketball (@WakeMBB) September 11, 2020
A 10-time NBA All-Star, Paul just finished his 15th professional season by leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a surprise playoff appearance down in the NBA Bubble. Paul is expected to be named to the 2019-20 All-NBA Roster — for the ninth time in his (eventual) Hall of Fame career.
Paul has also made the NBA’s All-Defensive Team on nine different occasions. Currently, he’s the league’s active leader with with 9,653 career assists: 9.9 assists per game, third best NBA history. Paul also ranks seventh on the NBA’s all-time steals list with 2,233.
Two years ago, in Aug. 2018, Paul donated $2.5 million to Wake Forest for a new basketball locker room and clubhouse.
Since 2013, Paul has served as president of the National Basketball Players Association.