WNBA Season Begins for Paris, Robinson

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

NORMAN – The 23rd season of the WNBA begins this weekend with a pair of former Sooners looking to lead their teams back to the playoffs.

Former Sooner All-American Danielle Robinson looks to assume the starting point guard role for the Minnesota Lynx. Robinson, a three-time WNBA All-Star, was a key piece off the bench for the Lynx last year before suffering a season-ending foot injury. She will enter the 2019 season as a team captain after averaging 6.5 points and 3.3 assists per game a year ago.

Robinson and the Lynx open the season on Saturday against the Chicago Sky. The game will tip-off at 7 p.m. CT and air on CBS Sports Network nationally.

Fresh off winning the 2018 WNBA title, Courtney Paris looks to provide key depth for the Seattle Storm once again. Paris played in 34 games last season, aveargin 2.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest as the Storm claimed their third WNBA title.

Paris, the first four-time AP All-American in college basketball history, played in 34 games last season, avearing 2.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest as the Storm claimed their third WNBA title.

Paris and the Storm open the season on the road at the Phoenix Mercury on Sunday. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m. CT and the game will be televised on ABC.

The pair played two seasons together at OU, helping the Sooners to the 2009 Final Four and the 2009 Big 12 regular season title. Paris is OU's all-time leading scorer and holds the NCAA record for career double-doubles, while Robinson finished her career as one of three women's college basketball players to cross the 2,000-point, 700-assist and 300-steal benchmarks for her career.

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