Chris Paul donates $2.5M to Wake Forest basketball program
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 08, 2018 07:00 AM
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 6: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets shoots the ball against the Brooklyn Nets on February 6, 2018 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — NBA All-Star and former Wake Forest guard Chris Paul is donating $2.5 million in support of the Demon Deacons’ basketball team.
The donation announced Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) is the school’s largest by a former Wake Forest basketball player.
School officials say it will assist a project to expand and enhance the men’s and women’s locker rooms, and the men’s locker room will be named for him.
Paul says the locker room project “inspired me, because that’s where players build relationships and create a unifying camaraderie.”
The Houston Rockets guard and Winston-Salem native led Wake Forest to its first No. 1 ranking in 2004-05 before becoming a nine-time All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medal winner with the U.S. national team.