They once played together at the University of Oklahoma but now the Paris sister will be starring for two different WNBA teams.
What’s up Chi-town!
I’ve always wanted to say that. I had a teammate in college, Amanda Thompson, who was from Chicago, and it was always “Chi-town this, Chi-town that”. Now I have a reason to say it! 🙂
For those of you who don’t know, I was picked up in the Monarchs dispersal draft. While I loved playing in my home state and for a team I grew up watching, I am excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Sky franchise, and to check out Chicago. I hear it’s a pretty neat place to be during the summer.
I have made my rounds playing overseas basketball this off season. First, I started in Israel, which I loved, and I also got a chance to meet some of the current Sky players who play there. Then, in January I decided to make the move to Turkey and I am currently playing for a team called Botas. They were a struggling team at first but I am happy to say we are making our way up in the Turkish division.
However, as I write this blog, I am actually back in the States for the remainder of the month resting, rehabbing and enjoying family. I return to Turkey on the 28th, and with this little break I can say I am ready to play again!
Well I hope to meet you all soon, follow me on twitter @Courtney_Paris.
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Reigning WNBA champion invites 2009 draft pick and Oklahoma standout to training camp
Mercury Signs Forwrd Ashley Paris
Posted: March 1, 2010
Paris, a 6-3 power forward, was originally selected by the Los Angeles Sparks with the 26th pick (second round) of the 2009 WNBA Draft, but was released on June 4, 2009. More recently, the 22-year-old Piedmont, Calif. native spent her offseason competing in Israel for Elizur Ramla, where she posted averages of 16.1 points and 10.7 rebounds on 58.6 percent shooting in 34.8 minutes per game.
Paris and twin sister, Courtney Paris, shared the frontcourt at the University of Oklahoma, where Ashley posted senior season averages of 12.5 points and 9.6 rebounds in 2008-09. Her father, William “Bubba” Paris, was an All-Pro for the San Francisco 49ers.