Paul George is player in the National Basketball Association. He is currently in his rookie season with the Indiana Pacers. He was born on May 2, 1990 to Paul and Paulette George.
He has two older sisters. Teiosha played basketball for Pepperdine and Portala who played volleyball for CSU-San Bernardino.
In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, spending time with friends and family, bowling and playing video games. He says that Kobe Bryant is his favorite athlete, but the person he admires most is his mother. He says that she is a very strong woman.
Career Beginnings – High School and College
Like most other great basketball players, George’s career began in high school. He played four years for Pete Knight High School in Palmdale, California. In his senior season, he averaged an amazing 25 points and 12 rebounds per game, along with three assists and three steals.
He was also named the Golden League Most Valuable Player and played for the Daily News 2007-08 All-Star Boys Team.
Upon graduation from high school, George decided to continue his basketball career at California State University-Fresno. In his freshman season, he was one of only two players to start in all 32 games and ranked as one of the top 15 freshman scorers in the NCAA.
He averaged 14.3 points per game and had the team high average in steals at 1.7 per game. He also made the most double-doubles with six over the course of the season. He also earned ESPN’s number one “Play of the Day” on November 18, 2009 with a one-handed dunk at Saint Mary’s College.
In his sophomore season, George continued his excellent basketball performance. He became his team’s best free throw shooter in the college’s history, with an average of .902. He also became one of the top 20 sophomore shooters in the NCAA, and became Fresno State’s second most efficient free throw shooter ever.
In spite of missing four games due to a sprained ankle, he still managed to average 16.8 points per game and 7.2 rebounds. Though New Mexico State eventually won the WAC tournament champion, George scored a career-high 30 points against the Bulldogs’ match against them. This was his first game back from his ankle injury.
Entering the NBA
Because of his incredible performance his sophomore year, George became an early draft pick for the 2010 NBA Draft. He was chosen by the Indian Pacers in the first round. Currently, he is averaging six points and five rebounds per game.