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Chris Paul’s number to be retired by Wake Forest

Jan 31, 2013, 2:12 PM EDT


Wake Forest will celebrate Chris Paul day on March 2nd when they host Maryland where they will retire his No. 3 jersey.

Paul, who grew up 10 minutes from the campus in the small town Lewisville, played for two seasons in Winston-Salem before heading to the NBA. He was named the ACC’s Rookie of the Year as a freshman after averaging 14.9 points and 5.6 assists while leading the Demon Deacons to the Sweet 16. He followed that up with an all-american sophomore campaign while leading Wake to a school-record 27 wins and the first No. 1 national ranking in program history.

The last Wake Forest player to have their number retired was Josh Howard. Paul will be the 11th Wake Forest player to have a number retired. Can you name the other nine? (Hint: Four should be easy. More than that, and you’re really good.)

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  1. wwttww - Jan 31, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    Wonder if Billy Knight was invited?

  2. mithrophon - Jan 31, 2013 at 6:12 PM

    Hmmm, off the top of my head:
    Tim Duncan
    Muggsy Bogues
    Randolph Childress
    Rodney Rogers

    I assume those are the easy ones….

  3. mithrophon - Jan 31, 2013 at 6:17 PM

    Ok, now I peeked.

    Dickie Hemric and Len Chappell are knowable to ACC history buffs, as both were 2-time conference players of the year 40+ years ago. The others names? A complete mystery.

  4. jag8r904 - Jan 31, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    Is his # or jersey being retired. If it’s jersey then they just hang up a banner to honor him. If its # then nobody can ever wear 3 again. Not as big a problem in bball b/c the number of players but in football, colleges usually just retire “Jerseys” not numbers.

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