Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul made a nice gesture to the HBCU community as he donated $2,500 to every Winston-Salem State University graduate amidst his graduation from the school according to Marc J. Spears from ESPN.
Here is more detail: Chris Paul is helping each WSSU graduate fund their Greenwood account by depositing $100 in the account and covering the $200 per month membership for ELEVATE for a full year. In total, this is a $2,500 value for each WSU December 2022 graduate.
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpears) December 16, 2022
Chris Paul graduated from Winston-Salem State University with a degree in interdisciplinary studies while averaging a 3.0 GPA. He did this after helping lead his Suns team to a 111-95 win against the Los Angeles Clippers while posting a near triple-double going for 15 points, 13 assists, and 7 rebounds.
The reason for this gesture according to Spears is that Paul is helping each Winston-Salem State graduate fund their Greenwood account which is a Black-owned mobile banking platform by depositing $100 and covering $200 per month membership for a full year.
Paul also attended the ceremony in person with his family in attendance for the incredible honor. He was in line in his cap and gown waiting for his name to be called up while he got handed a diploma just like any other regular student graduating from college. Paul enjoyed the time he got to just live a normal life for a little bit.
“Sometimes you just want to have a regular day. I want to stand outside and talk with them. I wanted the full experience of what it meant to be a graduate.”
With the Suns getting back on the win column and then Paul jumping on a plane right afterward to graduate from college, it ended up being one of the best back-to-back days for Chris Paul and his family.
“This is near and dear to my heart and family.”