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Tulsa Shock resign center Courtney Paris

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Former University of Oklahoma center Courtney Paris has resigned a one-year contract with the Tulsa Shock.

Paris spent part of the 2012 season with the Shock and then returned last year as a free agent. In 2013, she appeared in 23 games, averaging 3.8 points per game, shooting 46.1 percent from the field and grabbing 4.1 rebounds per game.

“I’m excited to stay in Tulsa,” said Paris, in a statement released by the Shock. “I want to thank Coach Williams and the Shock organization for the opportunity to continue to play in Tulsa.”

“Courtney is an excellent player, who is a student of the game,” said Shock head coach Fred Williams. “She has been in Tulsa a couple of years and has been a key player on and off the court for our team. She’s a proven winner and has a skill set that elevates her level of play. We’re happy to have her back in Tulsa.”

While attending the University of Oklahoma, Paris established 20 NCAA Division I records, including career rebounds (2,034) and career double-doubles (128). Paris finished her college career averaging 19.9 points per game, 14.8 rebounds per game and 3.3 blocks per game for the Sooners.

In 2009, Paris was selected 7th overall by the Sacramento Monarchs in the 2009 WNBA Draft.

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