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Wake Forest Alum Chris Paul Named one of the 2020 NBA Cares Community Assist Award Winners

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Paul’s activism and leadership were key in the NBA restart

NCAA Men’s Basketball - Chris Paul Press Conference - April 14, 2005 Photo by Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

Wake Forest basketball alumnus Chris Paul has been named as one of the NBA’s 2019-2020 NBA Cares Season-long Community Assist award winners.

Paul was one of five recipients of the award; along with Harrison Barnes, George Hill, Jaylen Brown, and Dwight Powell.

The award is given annually at the end of the season to players who showed continued commitment to positively impacting their communities through sustained efforts throughout the season.

Paul was given the award due to his efforts in helping the NBA restart and continue to play throughout the pandemic, as well as leading the charge in the NBA’s social justice movement and encouraging people to vote.

In an interview with ESPN’s crew of Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, and Mark Jackson during game 3 of the NBA Finals Sunday night, Paul informed the crew that over 90% of NBA players are now registered to vote in the upcoming elections.

For more of what Paul has done, read about it here.

Chris is a true example of Pro Humanitate. Go Deacs!