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Courtney Paris


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6-4 Center - Oklahoma 

Consensus first team All-American (06-08); Big 12 Player of the Year (07-08); Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (06-08); first-team All-America honors from AP (2008); Wooden Award Finalist (2008); Sports Illustrated All-America (2008); AP National Player of the Year (2007); Finalist for Naismith Trophy (2007); Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2006); Finalist for Wade Trophy (2007); Finalist for Wooden Award (06-08); All-Dayton Regional team (2007).
                                                Career Averages: 21.4 ppg, 15.3 rpg, 3.4 bpg, 58.3% FG, 53.8% FT
                                                Senior Season: 16.1 ppg, 13.7 rpg, 2.6 bpg, 58% FG, 53.4% FT

WNBA Comparison: n/a                                              WDN Score: 84                 WDN Rank: 1

Strength: Has a knack for scoring in the paint; takes contact well; a physical specimen, very powerful pro build; a prolific rebounder on both ends, which speaks to her high basketball IQ; very aggressive offensively; great shot blocker; has great hands and catching ability; takes smart shots that she's known to hit; tough to stop in the paint in half-court situations; nearly unstoppable when at the block;
Weaknesses: Needs to drop weight and work on conditioning; struggles against players more athletic than her; doesn't run the floor well yet needs to be a greater factor in transition; prone to foul trouble; not a consistent free throw shooter; struggle against double teams despite being an improved passer; tends to lower shoulder and commit too many offensive fouls;