Chris Paul originally played football as a youth, but followed his brother’s footsteps and joined the high school basketball team.

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While attending Wake Forest University, Paul was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year.

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Chris Paul does a lot of charity work himself. In 2005, he and his family created the CP3 Foundation

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Chris Paul and his gorgeous wife Jada Crawley were college sweethearts. They were married in 2011.

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Chris Paul wrote a children’s book about his life story and journey into the league.

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For his junior year, he averaged 25 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.4 steals per game, helping West Forsyth reach the state semifinals.

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On April 15, 2005, he announced he would be hiring an agent and turning professional.

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One of the highest-paid athletes in the world, he holds endorsement deals with companies such as Nike and State Farm.

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Paul is a Christian and attends church every Sunday whenever possible.

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He enjoys bowling and owns a franchise in the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) League called L.A.X.

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