ATLANTA, March 25, 2011— The Atlanta Dream announced today the team has signed forward Ashley Paris to a training camp contract.

The former Oklahoma standout led the Sooners to a Final Four appearance as a senior, averaging 12.5 points and 9.6 rebounds per game. Paris, a 6-3 forward, earned All-Big 12 honors and became only the fourth player in school history to break both the 1,000 point and 1,000 rebound marks. She was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks with the 22nd overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft but was waived prior to the start of the regular season.

The Atlanta Dream is the defending Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) Eastern Conference Champion. The team tips-off the 2011 season at home on June 5, versus the New York Liberty at Philips Arena. The team enters its fourth season this summer as part of the WNBA, the world’s longest-running women’s professional sports league. For ticket information, visit www.AtlantaDream.net or call (877) 977-7729.