Candace Parker



  • Birth Name: Candace Nicole Parker
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/19/1986, Aries
  • Profession: Professional basketball player
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Candace Parker Fast Facts:
  • Two-time national high-school player of the year (2003 and 2004).
  • Won the slam dunk contest at the 2004 McDonald's High School All-America game beating several future NBA players.
  • Became the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game in 2006.
  • Won a bronze medal as part of the U.S. national team at the 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women.
  • Led the University of Tennessee to consecutive NCAA titles in 2007 and 2008.
  • Won the Final Four MVP in both 2007 and 2008.
  • Named to the Final Four All-Tournament team in both 2007 and 2008.
  • Picked No. 1 overall by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2008 WNBA Draft.
  • Set a record for points scored in a WNBA debut (34 on May 17, 2008) and narrowly missed becoming the first rookie to notch a triple-double (34 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists). 
  • Became the second woman ever to dunk in a WNBA game on June 22, 2008---the first was L.A. Sparks teammate Lisa Leslie in 2002.
  • An active volunteer, she commits time to various charitable organizations, including March of Dimes, Ronald McDonald House, PETA and Loves & Fishes.
  • Candace Parker Relationships:
  • Larry Parker - Father
  • Anthony Parker - Brother
  • Marcus Parker - Brother
  • Shelden Williams - Husband
  • Sara Parker - Mother
  • Lailaa Nicole Williams - Daughter
  • College:
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (BA in Sport Management, 2008)

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