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Chris Paul announced as GameDay guest picker for Wake Forest-Clemson

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.

Paul, who hails from nearby Lewisville, stared for two seasons at Wake Forest (2003-05), while playing for the late Skip Prosser.

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.

 

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