“With great power comes great responsibility” said Uncle Ben to Peter Parker, and it’s something everyone should always keep in mind as they go through life.
Chris Paul, All Star point guard for the Houston Rockets, definitely had that in mind when he took out his checkbook and wrote a check to his alma matter, Wake Forest University, the largest gift given to the school by a former Demon Deacon under the age of 35.
According to Paul, the money will be used to “transform the men’s and women’s basketball clubhouses with expanded and enhanced locker rooms, nutrition resources and treatment areas.”
“The locker room transformation project inspired me, because that’s where players build relationships and create a unifying camaraderie that is the foundation of success on the court,” Paul said in the announcement. “Forming lifelong friendships with your teammates is one of the most rewarding aspects of sports.”
The men’s basketball team will also be stationed in the Chris Paul Locker Room when it’s finished, a locker room where Paul spent two years on the team, amassing a stat line of 15.0 points, 6.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 steals en route to earning First Team All-ACC honors in his second and final season. Then he declared for the draft and was selected with the fourth pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the New Orleans Hornets.
Paul has always been an assist machine, and this is another example of how he’s continuing to give back, this time without a basketball in his hands.