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Catching up with the Paris twins: Courtney Paris playing in Turkey, Ashley Paris in Ukraine during WNBA offseason

By Jenni Carlson Published: March 28, 2010
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A year ago, Courtney Paris promised to re-pay her scholarship if Oklahoma failed to win a national title.

It lost in the national semifinals.

So, is the former Sooner star on a payment plan now?

Not exactly.

"Like I said on Senior Night, if it takes the rest of my life, I’ll pay it off,” Paris said. "At one point in my life ... hopefully I’ll have enough saved up.”

Paris is playing professional ball for Botas Adana in Turkey. She played last fall in Israel, where her twin sister, Ashley, was also playing, but around the first of the year, Courtney moved to Turkey while Ashley went to Ukraine.

"It’s actually been a lot of fun,” Courtney said. "Turkey’s a great league, and I’m playing against great players.”

As for Ashley in the Ukraine?

"She’s cold,” Courtney said, laughing. "Every time I talk to her, she’s got like a sweater on, a hat.

"But ...


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