Candace Parker WNBA, Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Husband, Salary and Net worth

Candace Parker Wiki

Candace Parker born as Candace Nicole Parker is an American professional basketball player. She plays for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association. She is the younger sister of former NBA player Anthony Parker and she was the overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft. She was born on 19th April 1986 in St.Louis, Missouri.

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Candace Parker Biography

She attended with her brother at Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois in 2004. While in high school, she led her basketball team to Class AA state titles in 2003 and 2004 and compiled a school-record 2,768 points and 1,592 rebounds while starting 119 of the 121 games in which she played. She is a versatile player she mainly plays the forward position. In college, she was listed on Tennessee’s roster as a forward, center and guard. she was the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game and the first woman to dunk twice in a college game.

She entered the University of Tennessee in the fall of 2004. On February 17, 2005, Tennessee announced Parker would redshirt her first season due to a knee injury.

She is the only two-time award winner of the USA Today High School Player of the Year, winning the award in 2003 and 2004. She  also won the Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award and Gatorade Female Basketball Player of the Year Award in 2003 and 2004.

In 2004, she was named Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year, WBCA All-American and McDonald’s All-American. She participated in the 2004 WCBA All-America Game where she scored 9 points. She was also a consensus pick as player of the year in Illinois in 2002, 2003, and 2004, and was a four-year member of the All-State first team.

December 27, 2001, she dunked for the first time in competition as a 15-year-old sophomore at Naperville Central High School, it was believed to be the first slam dunk by a female athlete in Illinois. July 11, 2003, she tore her ACL in her left knee in a summer league game.  November 11, she announced her commitment to Tennessee on ESPNEWS, becoming the first women’s player to announce the oral commitment live on ESPNEWS.

December 29, she returned to action for Naperville Central and a few months later, led her team to its second consecutive state title. March 29, 2004, she won the slam dunk contest at McDonald’s All-American Game, becoming the first female to win the event and beating the likes of Josh Smith and J. R. Smith.

August 2004, she led the undefeated USA Junior World Championship team to a gold medal with 16.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. While training, Parker had a relapse of knee pain and was required to undergo surgery both the lateral meniscus and the lateral articular cartilage in her left knee.

She started for the Tennessee Lady Vols during the 2005-06 season. On March 19, 2006, in an NCAA tournament first-round game against Army, she became the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game, then became the first woman to dunk twice in an NCAA tournament game.

She was the SEC Rookie of the Year and helped the Lady Vols win the 2006 SEC tournament championship. With 17 seconds remaining in the SEC tournament championship game against LSU, Parker hit the game-winning shot. She was named tournament MVP and was named to the 2006 Kodak All-America team, making her one of the few to ever receive the award as a freshman.

However, in the NCAA tournament regional finals against North Carolina, she got in early foul trouble and was out of the game for much of the first half, Tennessee ultimately lost the game. She was the only college player named to the USA squad for the 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women in Brazil. The USA squad finished in third place.

Candace Parker Age

Candace was born on April 19th, 1986.

Candace Parker Family

She has two older brothers: former NBA basketball player Anthony Parker and Marcus Parker, who is a doctor. She moved with her family to Naperville at the age of two.

Candace Parker Husband

Candace was married to former NBA player Sheldon Williams in 2008 and got a girl. They have since divorced.

Candace Parker Height

Candace is 6 feet and 4 inches tall.

Candace Parker WNBA

Candace plays for WNBA  she was selected as the first pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks on April 9, 2008. She played alongside Olympic teammates Lisa Leslie and DeLisha Milton-Jones. Shannon Bobbitt, Parker’s teammate at Tennessee, joined the Sparks after being drafted in the second round

Candace Parker Adidas

Parker recently debuted the all-new collab between Captain Marvel and Adidas Hoops with the unveiling of the Captain Marvel x Adidas Pro Vision “ACE” The shoe has a modern aesthetic as it blends a lifestyle shoe with a basketball shoe for the best athletes in the game. The midfoot cage attached to the Bounce midsole is meant to keep you locked in and have you performing at your best whether you’re posting up, making cuts, or dropping dimes.

Candace Parker net worth

Candace has a net worth of 2 million dollars which she earned from her career in professional basketball.

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