WNBA's Candace Parker posted by WNBA Fan
Born April 19, 1986, Candace Parker is WNBA player for the Los Angeles Sparks, and she plays for Russian UMMC Ekaterinburg as well. She is the first woman player to score in NCAA tournament and the first to dunk twice in a college basketball game. She is also credited to being the second woman player to dunk in WNBA game. She mainly plays forward, but being versatile, she has been listed as guard and center as well in the roster. When she was in the Lady Vols team, she was listed as a starter, and this team won the NCAA championships in 2007 and 2008. In 2009, Parker won the favorite female athlete award of Nickelodeon Kid's Choice, and became a guest star on the Figure It Out show.
Candace Parker grew up in a family that loved basketball, and hence started playing the game at a very early age. Initially, Parker was not confident whether she would measure up to the playing level of her father and brother, and hence focused more on soccer. However, by the time she was in eighth grade, her family had convinced her to go fully into basketball. In high school, Parker and her team won Class AA titles, and she won the USA Today Player of the Year twice.
While attending Freshmen Year, Parker started playing for Tennessee Lady Vols team, and made history when she was able to dunk two times in a single game. She went on to become the fastest scorer of her 1000th point in the team's history, and in 2007 led the team to its first victory at the National Championship. After the second NCAA victory of the team, Parker was the first pick in the WNBA Draft of 2008 and was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks. In her debut game, Parker recorded eight assists, 12 rebounds, and 34 points. In 2013, Parker was selected to play in her first all-star game and was named All-Star MVP.Continue reading "WNBA's Candace Parker"