Jordan CP3.V Wake Forest Demon Deacons (1)

words // Brandon Richard
images // Zac Dubasik

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.

Jordan CP3.V Wake Forest Demon Deacons (2)