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Posts Tagged ‘Tulsa Shock.’

Former Oklahoma star Paris signed by Tulsa Shock

 

The Tulsa Shock  have signed former Oklahoma Sooners star Courtney Paris.

Paris finished her career with 20 NCAA and 57 Big 12 records.

Her twin sister, Ashley also played at Oklahoma.

Courtney Paris (courtesy of Oklahoma athletics)

Bad luck has seemed to follow Paris in her quest for a pro career.

Paris was the No. 7 overall pick of Sacramento in 2009 but the team folded at the end of the season. The 6-foot-4 daughter of former NFL player, Bubba Paris, was selected in the dispersal draft by Chicago but did not earn a roster spot. In 2011, she signed with the Los Angeles Sparks and was waived three months later. She landed with Atlanta in June 2011 and was waived a few weeks ago.

 

Info compiled from WNBA, Tulsa Shock & Oklahoma Sooners news

WNBA’s Tulsa Shock try to shake off 3-31 record from last year

 

(courtesy of Tulsa Shock via wikipedia commons)

When the Tulsa Shock were the Detroit Shock, winning was not a problem.

They were WNBA champions three times and Conference champions four times.

Then they moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2010, and the winning has become tougher.

The Shock were 6-28 in 2010, 3-31 in 2011 and finished sixth in the Western Conference.

The 2011 season saw Tulsa go through two coaches, Nolan Richardson and Teresa Edwards.

The 2012 season is upon us and the team is trying to shake-off the worst record in pro basketball history in the United States.

The Shock has a revamped offense with guard Temeka Johnson and 6’8 Australian Liz Cambage, who is 20 years old.

They will be without leading scorer Tiffany Jackson, who is pregnant. They also own the rights to Deana Nolan, who is taking time off from basketball, but has not played since 2009. sources say she does not want to play in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The new head coach is Gary Kloppenberg, a former assistant coach with the Indiana Fever.

Bok Center home of the Shock (photo by Okiefromokia via wikipedia commons)

So far this season, Tulsa is 0-1.

 

Info compiled from the WNBA & the Tulsa Shock

Johnson involved in Mercury-Shock trade

 

Temeka Johnson (courtesy of LSU athletics)

The Tulsa Shock have acquired starting point guard Temeka Johnson from the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for Andrea Riley.

Johsnon started 30 games for the Mercury last season, averaging 6.4 points and 4.4 assists. She started every game for the 2009 Phoenix team that won the WNBA title and did not miss a start in 2010.

The 29-year-old LSU grad, has also played for Washington and Los Angeles.

For Tulsa last season, Riley averaged six points and 1.8 assists in 33 games which included 10 starts.

 

Info compiled from WNBA, Phoenix Mercury & Tulsa Shock news

LA Sparks bucks the odds to win #1 pick in WNBA lottery

 

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The last time the Los Angeles Sparks had the number-1 pick in 2008, they selected Tennessee All-American Candace Parker, who won Rookie of the Year and MVP honors her rookie year.

This time the Sparks have beaten the odds and have won the right to draft first again in the 2012 WNBA draft.

Drafting second will be the Chicago Sky, followed by the Minnesota Lynx and the league’s worst team, the Tulsa Shock will pick fourth.

The Sparks had the smallest chance of the four teams with a shot at winning the draft lottery with only 104 of 1,000 chances.

 

Info compiled from the WNBA, Radio & TV news

Another close loss for Tulsa Shock; 19 in a row

 

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The Tulsa Shock played a good game but it goes down as another close loss in a season of disappointment.

Taj McWilliams-Franklin scored 18 points to lead the Minnesota Lynx over the Shock 78-72  Tuesday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The loss extends to Shock’s losing streak to 19 games, a WNBA record.

Tulsa trailed only 55-50 after three quarters but could not stave off two scoring droughts in the fourth quarter which costs them the game.

 

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Info compiled from WNBA news

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