Courtney Paris On Preseason Wooden Award List


Thursday, November 1st 2007, 8:11 am
By: News On 6


LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Oklahoma women's basketball standout Courtney Paris is one of 30 players listed on the preseason list for the Wooden Award, given annually to the nation's top player.

Paris, a 6-foot-4 junior center, averaged 23.5 points and 15.9 rebounds per game last season for a 28-5 squad and was named The Associated Press' national player of the year.

Other top players on the preseason Wooden Award list released Wednesday include senior center Sylvia Fowles of Louisiana State, junior Candace Parker of Tennessee and senior guard Candace Wiggins of Stanford.

Only one other Big 12 Conference player made the list, Texas A&M sophomore guard Takia Starks.

A midseason Wooden Award list will be released in mid-January, followed by the 15-player official voting ballot in March.