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Saturday, August 29, 2009

From Jeff Faraudo of the Oakland Tribune: WNBA a whole new ballgame for Courtney Paris
Courtney Paris is accustomed to being the center of attention.

It's been that way since she began playing basketball with twin sister Ashley as a 10-year-old. Her prominence increased at Piedmont High, where she won two state titles, then at the University of Oklahoma, where she became the top rebounder in women's college basketball history and recorded 112 consecutive double-doubles.

But last Friday night, when the Sacramento Monarchs rallied in the final minutes at Arco Arena to beat the Indiana Fever, Paris found herself in an increasingly familiar place.

On the bench.