Candace Parker

By: Alex P.

Olympics

She played in the Olympics for team USA in the years 2012 and 2008. She got awarded 1 gold medal for each Olympics. So this proves that she is obviously talented and is a great role model for many basketball players around the world for inspiration.

Player Bio

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympics, 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational, 2008 Olympics, 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, 2006 Opals World Challenge, 2004 Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament (U18).
  • Bronze Medal: 2006 FIBA World Championship.”
  • Position: Guard / Forward / Center



  • Height: 6'4' / 190 cms.
  • Weight: 172 lbs. / 78 kgs.
  • WNBA Team: Los Angeles Sparks
  • School: University of Tennessee '08



  • Drafted: No. 1 in 2008 by the Los Angeles Sparks.
  • WNBA MVP: 2008
  • All-WNBA first team: 2008, 2012
  • All-WNBA second team: 2009
  • WNBA All-Defensive second team: 2012
  • WNBA All-Star Game: 2011 (injured)
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year: 2008
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2008



She won the dunking contest at only the age of 17 and made WNBA history with her amazing talent.


Family

Candace Parker is hard working, athletic, self motivated, and an amazing role model.

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Candace Parker First WNBA dunk 06.22.08

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