Page High Alumni Paris Kea Drafted to the WNBA

William Petitt, Sports Editor

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With the 25th overall selection on Wednesday night, the Indiana Fever of the WNBA selected one of Page’s own: Paris Kea. Kea, both a Page Alum and former Pages By Page writer, was drafted in the third round and was one of the Fever’s three picks along with Teaira McCowan(Mississippi State) and Caliya Robinson(Georgia). After three years of excellence at UNC and one year at Vanderbilt, Kea is an experienced collegiate player ready to take her talent to the professional level. In her three years at Carolina, Kea recorded 1,637 total points; 1000 of which came during her first two seasons and made her the fourth UNC player to accomplish the feat. Kea also holds the second-highest scoring average in UNC history with 18.0 points per game across her career as a Tar Heel. These impressive statistics have led Kea to be selected as First-Team All ACC for two consecutive years and an Honorable Mention for WBCA’s All-America team. Now, they parade her into the WNBA.
As Kea begins her career, she also pays homage to great ball players that have come before her. This includes the likes of Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks Center who recently announced his retirement from the NBA after 21 seasons. Kea tweets, “Grew up watching Dirk. Even had his number at Vandy. He ending his professional career and I’m about to start mine.”
Good luck to Kea as her hard work propels her to play basketball at the professional level and go Indiana Fever!

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