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Chris Paul to donate $2.5 million to Wake Forest Basketball

One of the greatest players to ever wear old gold and black has never been shy about giving back — to his communities or alma mater. Today, Chris Paul went another step; the former Wake Forest point guard (2003-05) will donate $2.5 million to Wake Forest for a new basketball locker room and clubhouse.

A first team All-American while at Wake Forest — when he averaged 15 points, 6.3 assists and 2.5 steals (over 63 games) — Chris Paul has crafted a magnificent professional career since being the No. 4 pick in the 2005 NBA Draft.

Wake Forest went 48-16 in the two seasons with Paul, and was ranked inside the AP Top 10 for the entirety of the 2004-05 season.

 

Since Then

Paul is a nine-time NBA All-Star, and has been named to eight All-NBA rosters; he’s also a two-time Olympian, winning gold medals in 2008 and 2012, as a key cog in the Team USA Basketball system

The president of the NBA players’ union, Paul agreed to a new contract with the Houston Rockets earlier this summer — for four years, $160 million. By the end of this deal, Paul will have made over $340 million playing in the NBA.

Paul has been back in his hometown of Winston-Salem, recently. Last week, he hosted his annual CP3 Elite Guard Camp in Winston, which hosts some of the best college and prep guards in America, including six from the ACC.

The point guard — or Point God, as the kids and basketball dorks (raises hand) say — is also a minority owner of the Winston-Salem Dash — a Class-A Advanced team in the Chicago White Sox farm system. Paul threw out the first pitch at a Dash game this week, too.

 

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