Ron Wellman Column: Chris Paul Day & Senior Day
The most tenured Athletic Director in the ACC, Ron Wellman is in his 21st season at Wake Forest.

Feb. 27, 2013

Saturday's home basketball game with Maryland will represent a unique blending of our treasured past and our bright future.

Former Deacon point guard Chris Paul will have his jersey retired. This is clearly a fitting tribute to a young man who has meant so much to every Demon Deacon fan. It was obvious to everybody who met Chris while he was playing at Wake Forest that he was extremely bright, very talented, and was on the cusp of greatness. That no other Deacon will wear Number 3 is quite a tribute to Chris who has proven to be as valuable a person off the court as he has been on the court.

There is another recognition will take place on Saturday that is also very important. Before the game, we will honor our senior class, including C.J. Harris, Spencer Jennings and Will Murphy.

I have developed a great admiration for C.J. over the last four years. He has been a team player and has been very loyal to Wake Forest and to the basketball program. He has never deviated from that loyalty.

C.J. has done everything that he has been asked to by the basketball staff. He is a perfect example of what we want in a Wake Forest student-athlete. He gives you his best in everything he does, both on and off the court, and is as nice a person as you will ever find.

Spencer and Will have also played important roles in our basketball program over the past few seasons--roles that go largely unnoticed as non-scholarship student-athletes.

I hope you will have the opportunity to join us at the Joel Coliseum on Saturday and give a great Deacon welcome to both Chris Paul and our 2013 seniors. They are all outstanding representatives of Wake Forest University and have earned the respect of Deacons everywhere.



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