words // Brandon Richard
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In two seasons at the University of Wake Forest, Chris Paul led the team to two NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2004. As a freshman that season, Paul was named the ACC Rookie of the Year, Third Team All-ACC, an All-American Honorable Mention and National Freshman of the Year by various publications. He averaged 14.8 points, 5.9 assists and broke five Wake Forest freshman records; three-point percentage, free throws, free throw percentage, assists and steals.
Paul also earned ACC All-Defensive Team honors during his time at Wake and was among the Consensus First Team All-Americans in his sophomore year. By the time he declared for the 2005 NBA Draft, he had finished near the top of almost every offensive category at Wake Forest.
As a tribute to Chris Paul's collegiate career, the Jordan Brand plans to issue this Wake Forest inspired colorway of the CP3.V. The black-based shoe is accented by metallic gold throughout, leaving a translucent outsole to finish off the look below.
The "Wake Forest" Jordan CP3.V will hit retail in March, just in time for the NCAA Tournament.