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Candace Parker

Basketball

Parker
  • 2012
  • 2008

FacebookName: Candace Parker
Sport: Basketball
Position: Guard/Forward/Center
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 172
College: University of Tennessee

Olympic Experience:
  • 2008 Olympic Games, gold medal
  • 2012 Olympic Games, gold medal
Career Highlights:
  • Two-time USBWA Player of the Year
  • 2008 Naismith Award
  • Two-time winner of the Wooden Award
  • 2008 WNBA Rookie of the Year
  • 2011 WNBA All-Star

Fun Facts: Married to Brooklyn Nets forward Shelden Williams, a 2005 USA World University Games Team gold medalist; gave birth to the couple’s first child, Lailaa, on May 13, 2009 ... Works with community service organizations such as D.A.R.E, Loaves & Fishes, and the Ronald McDonald House ... Became the first woman ever to win a slam-dunk contest, winning the 2004 Powerade Jam Fest that was part of the McDonald's All American Game festivities. In the process she defeated five men, including J.R. Smith and Rudy Gay ... Hopes to one day become a television broadcaster/announcer and lists ABC's Robin Roberts and media mogul Oprah Winfrey as celebrities she admires ... Brother Anthony now plays with the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers

Learn more: 
USA Basketball



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