Shock sign Courtney Paris

TULSA, Okla. -- The Tulsa Shock say the team has signed former Oklahoma star Courtney Paris.

Paris was the No. 7 overall pick of Sacramento in 2009 but the team folded at the end of the year. The 6-foot-4 Paris was selected in the dispersal draft by Chicago but could not land a roster spot. In 2011, she signed with the Los Angeles Sparks and was waived three months later. Eventually, she landed with Atlanta in June 2011 but was waived earlier this year.

She says it's nice to be back in the WNBA. She told The Associated Press: "This is a good opportunity. It's a competitive league. Hopefully with my skill set and my size, I can help the Shock."

Paris finished her career with 20 NCAA and 57 Big 12 records. The Shock also released rookie Lynette Kizer.