Ashley Paris Photo Gallery
Ashley Paris Video Diary | Stay up-to-date with Paris throughout the 2008-09 OU women's basketball season. The senior forward will check in periodically to discuss a variety of topics with Sooner fans and to share some insight into what's happening both on and off the court for the Sooners.
2007-08 - JUNIOR: Became a full-time starter, making 31 starts in 2007-08 ... Averaged 11.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and .538 field goal percentage ... Ranked 107th nationally and sixth in the Big 12 in rebounds per game ... Ranked 31st nationally and third in the Big 12 in field goal percentage ... Shared team low for turnovers per minute played with Rose Hammond ... Scored in double figures in 19 games and recorded five double-doubles ... Had double-figure rebounds in nine games ... Recorded personal-best 23 rebounds, including career-best 10 offensive and 13 defensive, in Big 12 Tournament first round game versus Missouri (March 3) ... Led OU in scoring in four games, including three of first four ... Scored a then-best of 17 in season opener versus Maryland (Nov. 17) and made the first 3-point attempt of her career ... Followed then-career-best 21-point game on 10-of-14 shooting effort versus Arizona State (Nov. 22) with 24-point game against Mississippi State (Nov. 23) ... Also made personal best 10 field goals in each of those two games ... Broke Courtney Paris' two-year, team-leading rebounding streak with a 12-rebound effort at Kansas State (Feb. 20) ... Moved to sixth on OU's career blocks list with 82.
2006-07 - SOPHOMORE: Averaged 6.6 points and 6.7 rebounds while playing in all 33 games .... Started seven games and played an average of 21.6 minutes per game ... Eighth on the OU career blocks list with 55 ... 32 blocks in 2006-07 were the eighth best single season total in school history ... Among the Big 12 leaders in rebounds (14th), offensive rebounds (13th) and defensive rebounds (12th) ... Stepped up when her sister was on the bench against Marquette, grabbing 10 boards and scoring eight points ... Scored nine points in NCAA opener against Southeast Missouri ... Matched a career-high 16 points and set a career-record five blocks against Texas in the first round of the Big 12 tournament ... Scored in double figures in 11 games, including the first three games ... Tied a career high with 16 points at Kansas ... Poured in 12 points on 5-10 shooting at Colorado ... Posted first double-double of the season with 12 points and 17 rebounds against Kansas State ... Flashed offensive aggression en route to 11 points against No. 8 Ohio State ... Made seven field goals for the third consecutive game and posted 14 points against Hawaii ... Named to the Waikiki Beach Marriott Classic All-Tournament Team ... Shot 7-for-9 for the second consecutive game when she poured in 14 against Eastern Kentucky ... Stellar debut with 16 points on 7-9 shooting against No. 20/19 DePaul ... Named to Academic All-Big 12 First Team with a 4.0 GPA.
2005-06 - FRESHMAN: Freshman started eight games and played in all 36 while averaging 5.9 points and 6.7 rebounds per game ... Ranked second on OU team in rebounding and 10th in the Big 12 .... Also ranked 12th in the Big 12 in defensive rebounds (4.5 per game) ... Collected four double-doubles, the second highest team total ... Averaged 5.9 points and 7.0 rebounds during Big 12 play ... Posted seventh best defensive rebound total with 162 ... Earned Preseason WNIT All-Tournament Team honors ... Also named to Odwalla Classic All-Tournament Team ... Nine rebounds and career-high three assists in Sweet 16 against Stanford ... Notched fourth double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds against Missouri in the Big 12 Championship ... Collected nine points and eight rebounds against Nebraska ... Snared 10 rebounds and scored four points in OU's overtime defeat of No. 12 Baylor ... Third career double-double came with 11 points and 11 boards against Texas ... Second consecutive and career double-double with 10 and 10 against Colorado ... Recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds at Iowa State ... Played a season-high 37 minutes against UCLA ... Season-high 15 points against Oral Roberts in the Bertha Teague Classic ... Snagged 12 boards for first career double figure rebound game against TCU.
PIEDMONT HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 18 points, 4.5 assists, and 13 rebounds per game as a senior... 2005 Parade Magazine first team All-American ... McDonald's All-American who posted eight points and eight rebounds in the all-star game ... 2005 USA Today Third Team All-American ... USA Today junior, sophomore and freshman All-American ... 2005 WBCA All-American ... 2005 EA Sports All-American ... 2004 USA Junior Nation Team Trials invitee ... Member of the 2004 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival West Team ... 2004 Street & Smith's first team All-American ... 2004 Student Sports Junior All-American ... 2004 AGS All-America Camp upper class All-Star ... Attended 2002 and 2003 Nike All-America Camp ... 2005 Cal-Hi Sports Div. V All-State Team ... 2002 All-State First Team and 2003 All-State Second Team ... Also named to all-state freshman and sophomore teams ... Coached by Bryan Gardere at Piedmont High School ... Helped Piedmont with three Bayshore Conference Championships and two (2004, 2005) Division IV State Championships ... Also won one 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.
PERSONAL: Born Ashley Star Paris in San Jose, Calif. ... Daughter of Lynne Harris and William "Bubba" Paris ... Twin sister, Courtney, 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 UConn, Texas, Cal, UCLA and Syracuse ... Journalism major.