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Chris Paul
Chris Paul, Javaris Crittenton
Paul during a Clippers game in January 2016
No. 3 – Los Angeles Clippers
Position Point guard
Personal information
Born May 6, 1985 (1985-05-06) (age 31)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 175 lbs (79 kg)
Career information
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 (11 years)
Career history
2005-2011 New Orleans Hornets
2011-present Los Angeles Clippers
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (2006)
  • 6× NBA All-Star (2008–2013)
  • NBA All-Star Game MVP (2013)
  • 3× All-NBA First Team (2008, 2012–2013)
  • All-NBA Second Team (2009)
  • All-NBA Third Team (2011)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2009, 2012–2013)
  • 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2008, 2011)
  • All-Rookie First Team (2006)
  • 2× NBA assists leader (2008–2009)
  • 5× NBA steals leader (2008–2009, 2011–2013)
  • Consensus first team All-American (2005)
  • North Carolina Mr. Basketball (2003)
  • # 3 retired by Wake Forest (2013)
NBA.com profile profile

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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