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Courtney Paris's Bio

About Courtney Paris

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Sacramento Monarchs as the seventh overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft.

Selected 4th by the Chicago Sky in the WNBA Dispersal Draft of Monarchs players on December 14, 2009. Waived on May 12, 2010 by the Sky.

Signed February 8, 2011 with the Los Angeles Sparks. Waived by the Sparks on June 2, 2011.

Signed by the Atlanta Dream on June 18, 2011.

Re-signed by the Dream on February 15, 2012. Waived by the Dream on June 3, 2012.

Signed with the Tulsa Shock on June 18, 2012.

Re-signed with the Shock on February 6, 2013. Waived by the Tulsa Shock on May 23, 2013.

Re-signed for two games with the Tulsa Shock on June 6, 2013. Released on June 11, 2013.

Signed with the Tulsa Shock on June 22, 2013.

Re-signed with the Tulsa Shock on April 11, 2014.

 

WNBA AWARDS:

Peak Performer Award – Rebounds (2014, 2015)

MILESTONES

Scored 1000th career point on May 21, 2016

CAREER

2017

Saw 20 games with eight starts… Averaged 4.2 points, 3.7 rebounds with 13.7 minutes … Recorded season highs in minutes, points and rebounds on July 25 versus the Indiana Fever with 22 minutes, eight points and 10 rebounds… Suffered a knee injury at San Antonio on May 25…

Returned to play on July 19.

2016

Started in 32 games for the Dallas Wings, and appeared in all 34….Averaged 7.7 points per game, and 8.0 rebounds per game…Ranked sixth in the league in rebounds….Seventh in the WNBA in field goal percentage at .548 percent….Led the team in field goal percentage at 54.8 percent (119-for-127)…..Recorded the most defensive rebounds for the team, averaging 5.2 per game (177 total)….Led the team in blocks with an overall total of 29…. Held the highest field goal percentage for the Wings at .548 percent, and the second highest average in rebounds with 8.0….Recorded seven double-doubles, with the highest occurring on 6/30 at Phoenix with 12 points and 12 rebounds….Scored a season high of 14 points versus Connecticut on 7/20….Registered a season high of 15 rebounds against San Antonio on 5/21….Led the Wings in rebounding 15 times

2015

Appeared and started in all 34 games for the Tulsa Shock…Set a career-highs with 11 offensive rebounds and 19 total rebounds at San Antonio on June 14… Lead the league in rebounding at 9.3 per game, earning her the WNBA Peak Performer Award for rebounding for the second consecutive season…Tied her career high in blocks with 5 on July 15 at Indiana…Grabbed a career-high 19 total boards for the second time during the season on July 21 against Washington…Recorded a season-high three steals at home against Phoenix on July 30…Set a career-high with 14 defensive rebounds at Phoenix on 8/4…Reached double figures in rebounds in 14 games, including three games of 15 or more boards …Reached the 1,000 career rebounds mark on August 18

2014

Appeared and started in all 34 games for the Tulsa Shock… Averaged a career-high 9.2 points per game, 10.2 rebounds per game, 1.1 assists per game, 1.1 blocks per game and 27.6 minutes per game… Shot 57.4 from the field, which is the highest field goal percentage in Shock history… Totaled 347 rebounds (136 offensive and 211 defensive)… Reached double figures in rebounds in 18 games, including five games of 15 or more boards… Earned 13 double-doubles… Scored a career-high 22 points on July 17 vs. San Antonio… Grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds twice (June 10 vs. New York and July 25 at Washington)… Finished the season ranked first in the WNBA in rebounds averaging 10.2 per game… Ranked eighth in the WNBA in blocks with 1.1 per game… Finished third in the WNBA in field goal percentage with 57.4… Named the WNBA Peak Performer for Rebounds… Her 347 rebounds ranks second of most rebounds grabbed in a single-season in Shock history… Ranks first in most offensive rebounds grabbed during a single-season in Shock history with 136… Her average rebounds per game (10.2) ranks fourth in Shock history.

2013

Appeared in 23 games for the Tulsa Shock, starting two… Averaged 3.8 ppg and 4.1 rpg… Shot 46.1 percent from the field… Scored a career-high in minutes played with 30 and season-highs in field goals made (six) and points (13) vs. Seattle on September 12… Scored a career-high three blocks in Los Angeles on June 8.

2012

Recorded season-high 11 points at Los Angeles in her debut with the Shock… Grabbed season-high 11 rebounds against Indiana… In the first four games with the Shock, combined for 31 points, 23 rebounds and played 57 minutes… Ranked seventh in the league and led the Shock in field goal percentage with 54.2… Appeared in 23 games.

2011

Appeared in 28 games for the Atlanta Dream… Averaged 3.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game… Recorded a season-high 13 points against the Phoenix Mercury on June 24, 2011… Pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds against the San Antonio Silver Stars on June 26, 2011… Appeared in five postseason games.

2010

Spent the preseason with the Chicago Sky after being claimed in Sacramento’s dispersal draft.

2009

Started six of 33 games played for the Sacramento Monarchs as a rookie after being drafted seventh overall… Averaged 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 13.4 minutes per game…Scored a career-high 19 points in a 84-66 a loss to New York… Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds in an 88-66 season-ending 88-66 win over Minnesota… Ranked second among WNBA rookies in rebounding.

BACKGROUND

COLLEGE

First-ever four-time Associated Press and USBWA All-American while starring at the University of Oklahoma from 2005-06 through 2008-09… Established 20 NCAA Division I records, including career rebounds (2,034) and career double-doubles (128), consecutive double-double streak ended at 112 games… First college basketball player in history to reach 2,500 points and 2,000 rebounds… Ended her college career averaging 19.9 points, 14.8 rebounds and 3.3 blocks… Winner of Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award… Finalist for Naismith Trophy, Wade Trophy and Wooden Award as a senior… Earned a record three consecutive Big 12 Player of the Year awards… Named four-time Big 12 All-Defensive Team member… Holds 69 OU school records, 20 NCAA records and 57 Big 12 Conference records.

PERSONAL

Born and raised in San Jose, Calif… Daughter of Lynne Harris and William “Bubba” Paris… Twin sister, Ashley, played alongside her at OU and was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2009… Stepfather, Larry Harris, played football at Stanford… Has five siblings, four brothers Wayne, David, Austin and Brandon and one sister, Ashley… Father was an All-Pro for the San Francisco 49ers and is a currently a motivational speaker… Her brother, Wayne, played football at New Mexico State… Her brother, David, played basketball at Cal and Bowie State… Her brother, Austin, was a 6-3 wide receiver at St. Mary’s (Calif.)… Her brother, Brandon, attended UCLA… Her uncle, Leonard Gray, played in the NBA for the Seattle Supersonics… While at OU, she majored in journalism.

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