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Chris Paul is a two-time Olympic gold medalist who first played with USA Basketball in 2002, when he was 17 years old.

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Chris Paul (center) first played with USA Basketball as a member of the 2002 USA Youth Development Festival East Team that finished 3-2 and earned the silver medal. He averaged 9.0 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game at the event and collected a Festival third-best 14 steals. USA Basketball's Youth Development Festival featured the nation's top high school players divided into four regional teams.

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In 2004, Chris Paul helped the USA to a 5-0 record and gold medal as a member of the 2004 USA World Championship For Young Men Qualifying Team (U20) that played in Halifax, Canada.

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At the 2004 USA World Championship For Young Men Qualifier (U20), Chris Paul started in all four games played (one of the USA's wins was a forfeit) and averaged a USA fourth-best 10.5 points per game, while posting a team-high 31 assists.

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At the 2004 World Championship For Young Men Qualifier (U20), Chris Paul ranked first among all tournament participants for assists (7.75 apg.) and 3-point field goal percentage (.636), second for assist-to-turnover ratio (3.44), tied for 13th for steals (1.8 spg.) and 23rd for scoring (10.5 ppg.).

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After helping lead the 2004 USA World Championship for Young Men Qualifying Team (U20) to gold, Chris Paul was named as a co-recipient of the 2004 USA Basketball Co-Male Athlete of the Year award, an honor he shared with 2004 teammate Sean May.

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Chris Paul helped the 2006 USA National Team to a 5-0 record during its pre-World Cup tour, and he averaged 6.2 points and a team-high 4.2 assists per game in the friendlies.

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Chris Paul helped lead USA to an 8-1 record and bronze medal at the 2006 FIBA World Cup in Japan. He started in six of nine games and averaged 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, a team-leading 4.9 assists and a tied-for-team-leading 1.9 steals in 23.7 minutes per game.

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Chris Paul (left) finished the 2006 FIBA World Cup ranked first in assists-to-turnovers ratio (4.9), third in assists (44) and tied for ninth in steals (17). He is pictured here with USA assistant coach Mike D’Antoni.

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Chris Paul owns the U.S. record for single-competition assists in the World Cup with 44 total in 2006, and his 17 steals in 2006 is tied for seventh. Additionally, his 44 assists in 2006 lists second in the U.S. career World Cup records.

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Chris Paul was a member of the 2008 USA Senior National Team that finished its pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record.

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As a member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal in Beijing, Chris Paul (right) averaged 8.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 21.9 minutes per game. He is pictured here before a game with teammate LeBron James.

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Chris Paul (center) was a member of the 2012 USA National Team that finished its pre-Olympic tour with a 5-0 record. He started in four of the five contests and averaged 4.6 points, 2.0 rebounds, a tied-for-team-high 4.0 assists and a team-best 2.6 steals per game.

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As a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team that finished 8-0 and won the gold medal in London, Chris Paul started in all eight games and averaged 8.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, a team-second-best 5.1 assists and a team-leading 2.5 steals per game.

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In the U.S. men’s Olympic record book, Chris Paul lists fourth for single-competition steals (20 in 2012) and fifth for single-competition assists (41 in 2012).

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Chris Paul was named a finalist for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team on Feb. 10, 2020, and he remains in contention for next summer’s roster for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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