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Courtney Paris
3  Courtney Paris
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Piedmont, Calif.

High School:
Piedmont

Height:
6-4

Position:
C

Season GP-GS FG% 3FG% FT% RBG A B S PPG
2005-06 36-36 .614 .000 .481 15.0 60 119 38 21.9
2006-07 33-32 .570 .000

.574

15.9

55

111 33 23.5
2007-08 31-31 .561 .000

.571

15.0

46

108 28 18.6

Totals

100-99

.583

.000

.538

15.3

161

338

99

21.4

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2007-08 - JUNIOR: Consensus first team All-American ... Voted Big 12 Player of the Year for second consecutive season and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year for third season by league's coaches ... Led the nation in rebounds (466) and rebounds per game (15.3) ... Ranked fourth in blocks per game (3.5), 16th in field goal percentage (.571) and 26th in points per game (18.6) ... Was the only player in Division I to rank in the top 50 individuals in more than three of the eight major statistical categories measured by the NCAA ... Moved to No. 3 on OU's all-time scoring list with 2,141 career points scored ... Became the OU career leader in field goals made (888), defensive rebounds (997), total rebounds (1,531) and blocks (338) ... Moved to No. 10 on OU's career starts list (99) ... Set an OU single-season record with 3.48 blocks per game ... Recorded a double-double in all 31 games, giving her 92 consecutive and 97 total in 100 career games played ... Recorded the second best single-season rebounding average (15.3) by a Sooner ... Led Sooners in scoring (21.4), rebounds (15.3), blocks (3.5), field goal percentage (.561) and minutes played (33.2) ... Moved to No. 4 on OU's all-time free throws made and free throws attempted lists with 365 and 679, respectively ... Led NCAA Division I with 31 double-doubles ... Earned first-team All-America honors from Associated Press, Wooden Award, Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com and CBSSports.com ... Earned 31st and 32nd Big 12 Conference records when she passed 2,000 career points faster than any player in league and Oklahoma history in her 94th game (previously held by Baylor's Sophia Young who accomplished the feat in 118 games) and became the league's career offensive rebounds leader ... Defensively, held opposing team's starting post player to 7.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 35 percent field goal shooting (only six players reached their individual season scoring average and four their rebounding average against Paris) ... Set a Big 12 Tournament single-game record with seven blocks versus Missouri (March 11) ... Also scored a season-high 30 points against Mizzou and versus Colorado (Feb. 9) ... With 27 points against Kansas State (Feb. 20), recorded her sixth consecutive game scoring 20 points or more ... Had a near triple-double with 20 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks in a win at Texas (Feb. 3) ... Grabbed a season-high 24 rebounds versus South Carolina (Dec. 30) ... Had a career high 11 offensive rebounds in wins versus Oklahoma State (Feb. 23) and Texas Tech (Feb. 27).

2006-07 - SOPHOMORE:
AP National Player of the Year, consensus first team All-American, consensus Big 12 Player of the Year ... Set OU single season records with averages of 23.5 points, 15.9 rebounds and 3.36 blocks ... Also posted .570 field goal percentage, .574 free throw percentage while playing 30.3 minutes per game ... Recorded a double-double in an NCAA record 61 straight games ... 66 double-doubles in 69 career games ... Reached a double-double in a single half on 13 occasions in 2006-07, 23 times in career ... Improved in nearly every statistical category from freshman season ... Led Division I with 33 double-doubles ... Also ranked second in rebounding, third in scoring, fourth in blocks and 14th in field goal percentage ... Owned 10 NCAA records by the end of sophomore season ... Garnered first team All-America honors from Associated Press, ESPN.com, Kodak/WBCA, USBWA and Wooden .... Finalist for Naismith Trophy, Wade Trophy and Wooden Award ... Became the first player ever to win WBCA National Player of the Month honor three times in a season (December, February, March) ... Voted by Big 12 Coaches as Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, All-Big 12 First Team and All-Big 12 Defensive Team ... Named to All-Dayton Regional team ... Reached 700 points, 500 rebounds and 100 blocks for the second consecutive season with her fourth board against Marquette (M19) ... Took Big 12 Championship MVP honors for a second straight year making her the first player in Big 12 history to win the award twice ... Averaged 20 points and 17.7 points during Big 12 Championship ... Broke the NCAA record for games needed - 65 - to reach 1,000 career rebounds with her 11th board against Baylor (M8) ... Broke OU career offensive rebounds record with seven against Missouri (F25) ... Set OU single game scoring record with 43 points and 25 rebounds against New Mexico (D30)... Also set OU and Big 12 single game field goals record with 20-26 effort ... Became only the second Big 12 player to post a 40 points and 20 rebounds in the game ... Tied OU single game record by shooting 12-13 and posting .923 shooting percentage against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (D10).

2005-06 - FRESHMAN:
Freshman campaign was arguably the best in NCAA history ... Became the first player in NCAA history to collect 700 points, 500 rebounds and 100 blocks in a season ... Consensus All-American ... Averaged 21.9 points, 15.0 rebounds, 3.2 blocks ... Also shot .614 from the field while starting all 36 games ... Garnered first team All-America honors from the Associated Press, Kodak, Wooden, USBWA, ESPN.com, GBallMag.com and HoopScoop.com ... SI on Campus National Player of the Year ... United States Basketball Writers Association National Freshman of the Year ... One of five finalists for Women's Wooden Award and the Naismith Trophy ... Phillips 66 Big 12 Freshman of the Year and co-Defensive Player of the Year ... Dallas Morning News Big 12 Player of the Year ... WBCA All-Region 5 Team ... Garnered Big 12 Tournament MVP honor after averaging 25.7 points and 17.3 rebounds in leading team to title ... Consensus All-Big 12 First Team selection, also voted to Coaches All-Big 12 Freshman and Defensive Teams ... Named WBCA National Player of the Month for December and March ... Won 12 Big 12 weekly awards, three Player of the Week and nine Rookie of the Week ... Finished rookie campaign with 55 OU records, 16 Big 12 records and four NCAA records ... Set NCAA single season and freshman rebounding record with a total of 539 boards ... Also set NCAA freshman single season block record with 119 ... Collected NCAA-high and Big 12 record 33 double-doubles, including an active streak of 28 ... Set Big 12 and OU record for single season points (788), rebounds (539), rebound average (15.0) and blocks (119) ... Set OU record for consecutive double figuring scoring games (36) by reaching the mark in every game ... Posted 26 points and 16 boards in loss to Stanford in the Sweet 16 ... Set Big 12 Championship record with 36 points against Iowa State in quarterfinals ... Collected a triple-double in the season finale with 18 points, 13 rebounds and 10 blocks in a win at Texas Tech ... The triple-double was the third in OU history and the seventh in Big 12 history ... Her 10 blocks were a Big 12 single-game record ... 24 points and 10 rebounds against Wisc.-Milwaukee were OU freshman debut records.

PIEDMONT HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 27.4 points, 18.9 rebounds, 5.0 blocks and 2.5 assists per game as a senior ... Named 2005 national player of the year by USA Today and the Naismith Trophy Foundation ... A 2005 Parade Magazine first team All-American and 2004 second team All-American ... MVP of the 2005 McDonald's All-American Game after scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds ... 2005 EA Sports National Player of the Year ... 2005 California Miss Basketball ... 2003 and 2004 San Francisco Chronicle Player of the Year ... 2003 Oakland Tribune Player of the Year ... Also named Northern California Player of the Year and Oakland City Player of the Year ... 2003 All-Northern California first team and All-State second team ... 2003 Modesto Bee Player of the Year ... 2002 USA Today All-Freshman team ... Averaged 27.2 points, 18.1 rebounds, 4.6 blocks and 2.0 assists per game while leading team to state title as a junior ... Guided sophomore team to 30-4 record and final ranking of No. 10 in the state ... Averaged 25.4 points, 18.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.2 blocks steals as a sophomore ... Tallied 25 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists per game as a freshman at Modesto HS ... Won gold medals with the 2005 USA U19 World Championship Team, 2004 Junior World Championship Qualifying Team and 2004 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival West Team ... Averaged 12.1 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game in 12 games for the USA U19 team during 2005 summer ... Coached by Bryan Gardere at Piedmont High School ... Helped Piedmont win three Bayshore Conference Championships and two (2004, 2005) Division IV State Championships ... Also won conference championship during her freshman year at Modesto Christian HS ... Played five years of club ball for the East Bay Explosion for head coach Mark Anger ... Also played two seasons for head coach Jerry Gatewood of the West Coast All-Stars ... Won travel ball national championship at the age of 14.

PERSONAL:
Born Courtney Lynne Paris in San Jose, Calif. ... Daughter of Lynne Harris and William "Bubba" Paris ... Twin sister, Ashley, is also on the OU team ... Stepfather, Larry Harris, played football at Stanford ... Has four brothers (Wayne, David, Austin and Brandon) and one sister ... Father was an All-Pro for the San Francisco 49ers and is a currently a motivational speaker ... Wayne played football at New Mexico State ... David played basketball at Cal and Bowie State ... Austin was a 6-3 wide receiver at St. Mary's (Calif.) ... Brandon attends UCLA ... Uncle, Leonard Gray, played in the NBA for the Seattle Supersonics ... Hometown newspapers are the Oakland Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and Piedmont Post ... Chose OU over Texas and Cal... Journalism major.


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