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Phoenix Suns | #3 | Guard

Chris

Paul

PPG

14.7

RPG

4.4

APG

10.8

PIE

15.0

HEIGHT

6'0" (1.83m)

WEIGHT

175lb (79kg)

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Wake Forest

AGE

37 years

BIRTHDATE

May 6, 1985

DRAFT

2005 R1 Pick 4

EXPERIENCE

17 Years

6'0" | 175lb | 37 years

DRAFT

2005 R1 Pick 4

BIRTHDATE

May 6, 1985

COUNTRY

USA

LAST ATTENDED

Wake Forest

EXPERIENCE

17 Years

Player Bio

Paul was born in 1985 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He's the son of Robin and Charles Paul and has an older brother (also named Charles). Growing up, Chris and Charles worked at a gas station owned by their grandfather, Nathanial Jones. Jones was tragically killed during Paul's senior season of high school. Years later, in 2005, the Chris Paul Family Foundation established the CP3 Foundation in honor of his late grandfather to assist the city of Winston-Salem. Paul's foundation annually awards students of Forsyth County in North Carolina a scholarship to attend Wake Forest University. In the summer of 2013, Paul was elected President of the NBA Players Association. He is also an avid bowler and golfer. In 2016, Paul was named ESPN's Sports Humanitarian of the Year. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram (@CP3). Paul played two seasons for Wake Forest University before heading to the NBA. During the 2003-04 season, Paul started in all 31 games as a freshman and was named ACC Rookie of the Year. Additionally, College Insider, The Sporting News, Basketball Times and Dick Vitale all named Paul the National Freshman of the Year. Led by Paul, the Demon Deacons made it to the third round of the NCAA tournament. As a sophomore, Paul was named a First Team Consensus All-American as well as a member of ESPN's Academic All-America Team. He was selected at No. 4 overall of the 2005 NBA Draft by New Orleans. Each year, Paul's charity foundation awards a scholarship to students in Forsyth County, North Carolina to attend Wake Forest.