Ashley Paris

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Ashley Paris
Ashley Paris 55.jpg
Personal information
Born (1987-09-21) September 21, 1987 (age 29)
San Jose, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
High school Millennium (Piedmont, California)
College Oklahoma (2005–2009)
WNBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Sparks
Position Forward

Ashley Paris (born September 21, 1987) is an American basketball player. She is the twin sister of Courtney Paris, who plays for the Tulsa Shock. She has been nationally recognized for her basketball achievements at the University of Oklahoma. She was selected on April 9, 2009 with 22nd overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks.

High school[edit]

Paris played for Modesto Christian High School in Modesto, California and then transferred to Piedmont High School in Piedmont, California, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2005 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored eight points.[1]

College[edit]

On May 21, 2006, she was named a 2006 USA U20 National Team finalist. She chose the University of Oklahoma over such schools as Texas, UConn, Cal and Syracuse. Ashley and twin sister Courtney helped the Sooners go undefeated in the Big 12 during the 2005–2006 season, in which they went on to win the Big 12 Championship. In 2007 Ashley became a starter on the University of Oklahoma Women’s Basketball team along with sister Courtney. That year she received Big 12 Honorable Mention as well as making the All-Big 12 Academic First Team. She was a communications major and graduated in Spring 2009.

Oklahoma statistics[edit]

Source[2]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005-06 Oklahoma 36 212 47.2 - 49.0 6.7 1.0 0.4 0.6 5.9
2006-07 Oklahoma 33 245 47.7 - 63.8 6.8 1.5 0.4 1.0 7.4
2007-08 Oklahoma 31 350 53.8 14.3 59.1 7.9 1.7 0.6 0.9 11.3
2008-09 Oklahoma 37 466 52.1 20.0 62.4 9.6 1.6 0.8 0.9 12.6
Career Oklahoma 137 1273 50.8 14.3 59.7 7.8 1.5 0.5 0.8 9.3

WNBA[edit]

Paris was drafted in the WNBA Draft with the 22nd overall pick in the second round, 14 spots after her twin sister Courtney Paris. Paris was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sparks announced that they decided to waive Paris on June 4, one day before the 11-man roster deadline on June 5.[3] Although she was waived by the Sparks, she did manage to play in a preseason game. She wore the number 54 at the forward position. She scored 1 point which came at the free throw line. She played eight minutes for the Sparks in her only WNBA "game".[4] In March 2010 she was signed to a training camp contract by the Phoenix Mercury, and in March 2011 to a similar contract by the Atlanta Dream. On March 2, 2015 Paris signed a training camp contract by the San Antonio Stars.[5]

Personal life[edit]

She is the twin sister of fellow WNBA player Courtney Paris. The twins are the daughters of Lynne Gray and former NFL player William "Bubba" Paris. She also has four brothers named Wayne, David, Austin, and Brandon and two halfbrothers (Bubba's sons) William III and Christian.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 22 Sep 2015. 
  3. ^ WNBA Transactions
  4. ^ Ashley Paris Player Profile Archived June 3, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ San Antonio Stars signed Toni Young, Ashley Paris and Brittany Chambers

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