Paul during a Clippers game in January 2016
|No. 3 – Los Angeles Clippers|
|Born||May 6, 1985|
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lbs (79 kg)|
|High school||West Forsyth|
(Clemmons, North Carolina)
|College||Wake Forest (2003-2005)|
|NBA Draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4 overall|
|Selected by the New Orleans Hornets|
|Playing career||2005-present (12 years)|
|2005-2011||New Orleans Hornets|
|2011-present||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Christopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player currently with the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. His nickname is "CP3" due to his first and last name initials and his number 3.
Paul was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Despite only playing two varsity basketball seasons in high school, he was a McDonald's All-American and accepted a scholarship with nearby Wake Forest University. After his sophomore year with the Demon Deacons, he declared for the draft. Since being selected 4th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft by New Orleans, Paul has been named a NBA Rookie of the Year Award (2006), an multiple All-Star, listed in both All-NBA and All-Defensive teams and led the Hornets to the second round of the 2008 NBA Playoffs. He has also won an Olympic Gold Medal with the United States national basketball team.
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