Shock Signs University of Oklahoma StandoutJune 18, 2012 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Tulsa Shock
Paris had a decorated career at the University of Oklahoma where she established 20 NCAA Division I records including career rebounds (2,034) and career double-doubles (128). She finished her college career averaging 19.9 points, 14.8 rebounds and 3.3 blocks for the Sooners. Paris was a four-time Associated Press All-American, earned a record three consecutive Big 12 Player of the Year awards and was a four-time member of the Big 12 All-Defensive team.
"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."
Paris was waived by the Atlanta Dream this season after four games. In 2011, she averaged 3.4 points and 3.1 rebounds in 9.6 minutes a game for Atlanta.
"I'm hoping to be a good teammate both inside and outside the locker room," Paris said. "I hope to bring rebounding and an inside presence to this team and come out and play hard every night."
Paris is expected to be in the lineup when the Shock take on the Los Angeles Sparks on Wednesday June 20 at the Staples Center.
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