This article is part of a series for the 1st ever Deacs Day of Giving, a 24-hour fundraising event being held today, May 22nd, 2018. On this impactful day, the Deacon Club is aiming to raise money to fund investments in recruiting, training, and educational resources for Wake Forest athletics and its student-athletes.
In honor of Wake Forest University’s “Day of Giving” I take a look at Deacon great Chris Paul’s top assists and assist statistics from both his time at Wake and in the NBA.
Let’s just say there’s a reason he has earned the nickname “Point God”.
Top Assist Statistics
4-Time NBA Leader in Assists (2007-08, 2008-09, 2013-14, 2014-15)
Chris has led the NBA in assists per game four different times, averaging 11.6 in 2007-08, 11.0 in 2008-09, 10.7 in 2013-14, and 10.2 in 2014-15.
NBA Record for Most Assists Per Game in the All-Star Game
Paul is averaging 13.2 assists per game in NBA All-Star games during his nine selections during his career.
NBA Franchise Assist Records
Chris is the New Orleans Hornets/Pelicans franchise leader in assists with 4228. He is also the franchise record holder for most assists in a single season with 925, and most assists per game in a single season with 11.6 per game.
Paul also holds the Los Angeles Clippers record for most assists with 4023, and most assists per game during a single season with 10.7.
9.9 Career Assists Per Game and 9th All Time in Assists in the NBA
One of Only TWO Players in NBA History with a 20 Point, 20 Assist, ZERO Turnover Game
Chris accomplished this feat on December 11, 2016.
First Player in NBA History to have 40 points, 10 assists, and 0 turnovers in a playoff game
10th in Wake Forest History in Career Assists
Paul is 10th on the Wake Forest all-time list for career assists, despite playing only two seasons in old gold and black.
3rd and 8th All-Time in Wake Forest History for Single Season Assists
2nd in Wake Forest History in Career Assists Per Game Average
CP3 ranks second behind only Muggsy Bogues at 6.3 assists per game in his time as a Deacon.
ACC Freshman Leader in Assists 2003-04
Paul led the ACC with 183 assists in 2003-04-also good for second all-time in Wake Forest history for assists as a freshman (behind Ishmael Smith who had 186 in 2006-07).
Top Career Assists
*Note: For this section I will include 5 assists from Chris’s time in the NBA, a compilation video of assists from his NBA career, and a couple of videos of general highlights during his time at Wake Forest since videos of only assists are tough to find.
- 8000th career assist in the NBA
- Highlights from 20 point, 20 assist, 0 turnover game
- Wraparound Pass for Assist of the Year
- Crazy Assist Versus Warriors in 2018 Western Conference Finals
- Bullet Pass During Playoff Series Versus Lakers
We at Blogger So Dear love watching Chris assist others on and off the court, and hope you will consider assisting Mother So Dear today. Go Deacs!
As mentioned earlier, this article is in honor of the 1st ever Deacs Day of Giving, where the Deacon Club is hoping to raise funds for impactful investments in Wake Forest athletics and our student-athletes. See below for a video on today’s events and click here to check out the official Deacs Day of Giving site.