Chenault Enjoys CP3 Camp

Tony Chenault

One of the top performers at Chris Paul's inaugural Elite Backcourt Skills Camp was Tony Chenault. The 6'1 lead guard out of Philadelphia showed his skills and toughness all weekend. DeaconSports.com talked with Chenault about the camp experience and his interest in Wake.

Tony Chenault is a winner. He proved it last weekend at Chris Pauls Backcourt camp when his team won the 3-on-3 event and his 5-on-5 team made it to the finals. Chenault enjoyed the competition and instruction at the Chris Paul camp.

"I felt the camp went real well," said Chenault. "It was great to be around Chris Paul and hear what he had to say. It surprised me because at some camps the NBA guys don't stick around but Chris was there all weekend and even played some games."

Chenault said Paul had some good advice for the campers and one thing he picked up on was the fact that you always need to get better. "I really listened when Chris said that one thing you always need to do is work to get better. Also, when I watched him play the pick up games he played with the same intensity that he does against Steve Nash and those guys."

That intensity and fire is a trait that Chenault showed all weekend. When asked where that "refuse to lose" attitude comes from, Chenault stated, "I get that from just playing in Philly and losing to my older brother when I was younger. I always played against older players and even though that was the case, I still hated to lose."

Chenault also gave some insight on what makes him so good. "In addition to my competitiveness, I try to be a team leader and make my teammates better. I also do whatever it takes to win."

Chenault took a unofficial visit to Wake a few months ago and came away impressed. "I really like Wake. The campus was real nice and I like their business and law programs. I was also shocked that Maya Angelou is a professor there. For camp, all we saw was the Miller Center and the Joel but I saw everything when I visited and I liked it."

When asked if he was still interested in Wake, Chenault quickly responded. "Yes sir. I think it is a great place for a point guard and the coaches seem to be very honest and upfront which I like."

Chenault says Wake Forest, Villanova, Pitt, and UVA are recruiting him the hardest.

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