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WNBA: Sparks cut Courtney Paris to finalize roster

June 2, 2011 | 11:59 am

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The Sparks finalized their roster Thursday after cutting center Courtney Paris.

The 6-foot-4 Paris was the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft, by Sacramento, where she averaged 4.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 33 games. She was waived by Chicago during the 2010 preseason.

The Sparks play the Minnesota Lynx on Friday in the league opener at Staples Center at 8 p.m.

Here is the roster:

No.      Name                                      Pos.    Ht.       Wt.      Birth date   College/From       Exp.     Hometown
16    Ebony Hoffman                       F          6-2       215      8/27/82        USC                         7          Harbor City, CA
42    Jantel Lavender                      C          6-4       220      11/12/88      Ohio State               R          Cleveland, OH
1      Natasha Lacy                          G         5-10     165      7/8/85          Texas-El Paso         1          El Paso, TX
8      DeLisha Milton-Jones              F          6-1       185      9/11/74        Florida                     12        Hinesville, GA
6      Jenna O’Hea                            G         6-1       174      6/6/87          Australia                  R          Melbourne, Australia
3      Candace Parker                      F/C       6-4       175      4/19/86        Tennessee              3          Naperville, IL
21    Ticha Penicheiro                      G         5-11     146      9/18/74        Old Dominion           13        Figueira da Foz, Portugal
30    LaToya Pringle                        F          6-3       170      9/11/86        North Carolina         2          Fayetteville, NC
45    Noelle Quinn                            G         6-0       175      1/3/85          UCLA                       4          Los Angeles, CA
32    Tina Thompson                        F          6-2       178      2/10/75        USC                         14        Inglewood, CA
20    Kristi Toliver                            G         5-7       130      1/27/87        Maryland                 2          Harrisonberg, VA

-- Melissa Rohlin

Photo: Sparks players gather in a huddle before an exhibition against Seattle on May 25. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times.

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