Candace Parker

Candace Parker is a professional basketball player of Los Angeles Sparks under WNBA with UMMC Ekateriburg in Russia. She is a younger sister to Anthony Parker known to play in the NBA. She went to the University of the Tennessee in the year 2004 and she was drafted by Los Angeles Sparks in the year 2008. She is known to be a woman who dunk for the first time in NCAA tournament and she dunk twice in the college game. She has set the milestone like redshirt freshman in 2006. She is a versatile player and she works mostly in forwarding but she is listed on the roster of Tennessee like guard or forwards center. She started to work in Lady Vols basketball team and she became a winner of 2007 or 2008 NCCA championship.

Candace Parker was the winner of the Teen Choice Award of 2009 as the favorite female athlete in sports category and she was the guest star on different shows of Nickelodeon shows like Dicky and Dawn, Ricky, Nicky and Figure it Out.

Candace Parker is a child of Larry and Sara Parker. She had two older brothers and one is NBA basketball player known as Anthony Parker and of Marcus Parker who is the doctor.

In 2007, Parker was named to be in 100 most beautiful people. She got married to Shelden Williams in the year 2008 and her husband played the college basketball in Duke University. She also played in NBA. The two have a baby girl called Lailaa Nicole Williams.

Candace Parker grew up in Illinois, a place called Naperville. The entire family likes basketball and she started to play when she was still young. he father was playing basketball in University of Iowa in the year 1970s. The Parker family is well known as a Chicago Bulls Fan. Candace was afraid at first to start playing since she taught he is not going to be able to live up to the level that was shown by his brother and father, this is why she focused to soccer at first. In eighth grade, she was convinced by the family to start playing basketball and it paid off. Her father was both her coach and her critic. Parker said that her father tried everything to make her mad and to challenge him so that she can train for a long period. When her father was thinking that he was not practicing enough, he would leave her in the park and she will have to run home.

As the older brother Anthony Parker, she went to Naperville Central High School and she led the team to victory.

Candace Parker has a net worth of around 2 million and for her salary, it is believed that she is able to make over 1.2 million dollars both in Russian and WNBA team. She is available on twitter.

Last Modified: Apr 7, 2020

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