Charles Edward Paul Jr. (February 13, 1983) is an American former college basketball player who played for USC Upstate Spartans and Hampton Pirates.
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Paul was born on February 13, 1983 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina to Charles Edward Paul and Robin Jones. Paul's younger brother Chris is the starting point guard for the Houston Rockets. A former athlete himself, Charles Sr. taught his sons basketball and football and coached them in various youth leagues throughout their childhoods.Growing up, the Paul brothers spent their summers working at a service station owned by their grandfather Nathanial Jones,to whom Paul attributes many life lessons, and describes as his "best friend". One of Paul's uncles is a police officer.
Paul attended West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina.Before finishing his college basketball career at the University of South Carolina-Upstate, C.J. Paul was a scholarship-holding basketball player at Hampton University in Virginia.He and younger brother faced each other in a 2004 collegiate basketball game between Wake Forest University and USC-Upstate.
Paul and wife Desiree have twins.