Former University of Oklahoma women’s basketball All-American Courtney Paris has signed with The Tulsa Shock, the team announced Monday.
Head Coach Gary Kloppenburg released Lynetta Kizer in order to make room for Paris on the team roster, according to a news release.
Courtney is an inside power player with a soft touch around the rim and ability to score in the paint,” Kloppenburg said. “She is an excellent rebounder at both ends of the floor and with hard work can develop into a solid inside presence for us.”
Paris is expected to be in the lineup when the Shock travels to California to play the Los Angeles Sparks Wednesday. She said in the release that she’s thrilled to be playing on an Oklahoma team again.
It’s nice to be able to play at home and be around such great fans,” Paris said. “I’ve had such a great personal experience in Oklahoma. I love to play basketball and it also means a lot to me that I can do it in this state.”
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Photo by Steve Sisney: University of Oklahoma player Courtney Paris practices before the first round of the 2009 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament at Carver-Hawkeye Arena at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA on Saturday, March 21, 2009.