She was one of the most dominant NCAA players of the past decade, but Courtney Paris struggled to find a spot in the WNBA. Five seasons after being drafted No. 7 overall, she's a regular starter for Tulsa.
Nicole Powell, a forward for the Tulsa Shock and a 10-year WNBA veteran, wasn't looking to immediately start her coaching career. But Gonzaga coach Kelly Graves couldn't be happier with his first-year assistant.
Before this season, Kristi Toliver hadn't quite found her WNBA footing. But now, the fourth-year guard is shouldering the offensive load for the Sparks -- and proving she's tougher than ever on defense, too.