Paul at Team USA practice
|No. 3 – Los Angeles Clippers|
|Born||(1985-05-06) May 6, 1985 (age 28)
Lewisville, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|High school||West Forsyth High School
(Clemmons, North Carolina)
|College||Wake Forest (2003–2005)|
|NBA Draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4th overall|
|Selected by the New Orleans Hornets|
|2005–2011||New Orleans Hornets|
|2011–present||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
Christopher "Chris" Emmanuel Paul (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA.
Paul was born and raised in 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 the New Orleans Hornets, Paul has been an NBA Rookie of the Year (2006), a six-time All-Star, an All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (MVP), and a multiple All-NBA and All-Defensive team honoree. He led the Hornets to the second round of the 2008 NBA Playoffs. He has also won two Olympic gold medals with the United States national basketball team.
Off the court, Paul enjoys bowling and is a sponsored spokesperson for the United States Bowling Congress (USBC). He has participated in numerous celebrity and youth bowling events as the head of the CP3 Foundation, which benefits programs in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Katrina, as well as charities in Winston-Salem.