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Chris Paul

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Chris Paul
Birth date: 
May 06, 1985
Position: 
Basketball

Chris Paul is an American basketball player who plays as a point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. He was the 2006 Rookie of the Year, six times part of the All-Stars Team, once All-Stars Game MVP in 2013 and led the New Orleans Hornets to the second round of the playoffs in 2008. In 2011 Paul made a move from the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Clippers and has been playing there since.

In Paul’s first two years of high school he played in the junior varsity (JV) basketball team. He was a talented player but his height (5 ft) was an obstacle, so he decided to play in the JV team instead of sitting in the bench of the varsity team. Although he only played on the varsity team for two years, his outstanding performance earned him a spot in the McDonalds All-American and a scholarship.

Paul attended Wake Forest University where he played for two seasons. There he won the ACC Rookie of the Year and broke five Wake Forest records for  three-point percentage, free throws, free throw percentage, assists and steals. After his sophomore year Paul declared his eligibility for the 2005 NBA Draft where he was the 4th overall pick by the New Orleans Hornets.

 

by Sebastian Llavaneras

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