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Courtney Paris

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2013
Appeared in 23 games for the Tulsa Shock, starting two… Averaged 3.8 ppg and 4.1 rpg… Shot 46.1% 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 she 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.

College
First-ever four-time Associated Press and USBWA All-American while starring at Oklahoma University from 2005-05 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... She 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... Name four-time Big 12 All-Defensive Team member... She hold 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 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, attends UCLA... Her uncle, Leonard Gray, played in the NBA for the Seattle Supersonics... While at OU she majored in journalism.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Sacramento Monarchs as the No. 7 overall 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.