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Transcript of Chris Paul
by Jeremiah Parks & Marc Palomares
Born and raised in Lewisville, North Carolina
Wife: Jada Paul,
Daughter: Camryn Alexis Paul
Son: Christopher Emmanual Paul II
High School: West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina
Started first two years on the JV basketball team and became a star last two years (averaged 27.9 points, 6.7 assists, and 5.2 steals in that time span)
Selected for the McDonald's All-American game his senior year (awarded the sportsmanship award)
College: Wake Forest University
Named the 2004 ACC Rookie of the Year
Holds many ACC records for a freshman (steals, three-point percentage, free throws, and assists)
His family was very strict (grades, manners, etc.)
Teased because he was barely 5'1 at the start of high school
His grandfather was robbed and killed at the age of 61 by a gang of teenagers the day after Chris signed to Wake Forest University
5 Major Accomplishments
2003 - Signed to Wake Forest University
2004 - Named the ACC Rookie of the Year
2005 - Drafted 4th overall in the 2005 NBA Draft
2005 - Named the NBA Rookie of the Year
2008 - Became the first player in NBA history to have at least one steal in 106 consecutive games
Significant Contribution to their Sport
Rookie of the Year (1x)
All-Rookie First Team (1x)
Assists Leader (2x)
Steals Leader (5x)
All-NBA First Team (3x)
All-Defensive First Team (3x)
Olympic Gold Medalist (2008, 2012)
Comparison to Current Contemporaries
Points Per Game: Steve Nash (14.4) vs. Chris Paul (18.6)
Rebounds Per Game: Steve Nash (3.0) vs. Chris Paul (4.4)
Assists Per Game: Steve Nash (8.5) vs Chris Paul (9.8)
Steals Per Game: Steve Nash (0.7) vs Chris Paul (2.4)
Points Per Game: Tony Parker (17.1) vs Chris Paul (18.6)
Rebounds Per Game: Tony Parker (3.0) vs Chris Paul (4.4)
Assists Per Game: Tony Parker (6.0) vs Chris Paul (9.8)
Steals Per Game: Tony Parker (1.0) vs Chris Paul (2.4)
Points Per Game: Derrick Rose (21.0) vs Chris Paul (18.6)
Rebounds Per Game: Derrick Rose (3.8) vs Chris Paul (4.4)
Assists Per Game: Derrick Rose (6.8) vs Chris Paul (9.8)
Steals Per Game: Derrick Rose (0.9) vs Chris Paul (2.4)
Chris Paul faced many obstacles growing up like being teased about his height and having to deal with the death of his grandfather. Even with all of this, he overcame adversity and became a more driven player. Because of his drive and determination along with his skill, Chris Paul is now arguably one of the most efficient point guards in the NBA.
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