Candace Parker is a famous African American basketball player. Candace is most renowned, and her name was listed amongst 100 World’s Most Beautiful People in ‘People’ (7th May 2007).
Candace Parker Wiki
|Full Name/Real Name:||Candace Nicole Parker|
|Birth Date:||19 April 1986|
|Birth Place:||St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
|Children:||Lailaa Nicole Williams|
|Profession:||American professional basketball player|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$2.5 million|
Candace Parker Early Life and Biography
Candace Parker was born under the name of Candace Nicole Parker on April 19, 1986, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Her parents are Sara and Larry Parker, who played basketball at the University of Iowa (1970). Candace has two older brothers: Anthony Parker (former NBA basketball player) and Marcus Parker (doctor).
The family moved to Naperville, Illinois, when Candace was two years old. Her family loved basketball and supported the Chicago Bulls. Candace initially played football instead of basketball, fearing that she would not meet the expected family standards. When she was in eighth grade, Candace was persuaded to play basketball and was coached by her father.
Candace attended Naperville high school. She led the school football team to AA state titles (2003 and 2004) and won awards. Among them, the Naismith and Gatorade Awards, USA player of the year, and Illinois player of the year.
Candace Parker studied at the University of Tennessee, where she played for Lady Tennessee Flights. Candace was named Southeast Conference Player of the Year and SEC Player of the Year (2007). She was revered as a prominent player.
Candace Parker Age, Height, Weight and Body Measurement
Candace Parker was born on April 19, 1986, and is currently 34 years old. Statistics have established the height of Candace Parker at 1.93m and a weight of 82kg.
Candace Parker Personal Life
On November 13, 2008, Candace Parker married Shelden Williams (former basketball player at Duke University and current basketball player in the NBA). They have a daughter named Lailaa Nicole Williams (born May 13, 2009). The couple divorced in November 2016.
Candace Parker Career, Awards, and Nominations
Candace Parker had two hits in one game, making history in basketball while studying at the University of Tennessee. The head of the University of Mississippi recognized Candace Parker as the first goalie, passer, winner, and scorer.
In 2008, Candace Parker selected the Los Angeles Sparks for the WNBA draft. Candace played her first game against the Phoenix Mercury and broke records, scoring 34 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists. Candace was named rookie of the month (Hayns-G “Goyond” rookie of the month (May-July 2008) and received the title of Hanns-G rookie of the year and MVP of the 2008 season.
Candace Parker competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics as a national women’s basketball team in the United States. Candace, Lisa Leslie, and other team members posted eight wins and won a gold medal. The last game was against the Australian team when the American team celebrated with a score of 92-65. In 2011, Candace Parker had to take a break after a knee injury. The USA selection committee for national women basketball players selected Candace and twenty other women for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Candace Parker Net worth
As of 2020, Candace Parker’s net worth is $ 2.5 million.
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