10 Facts About Candace Parker

1. On November 13, 2008, Candace Parker married Shelden Williams, who played college basketball at Duke University and played in the NBA.

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2. In February 2017, Candace Parker signed a 2-month contract with Fenerbahce Istanbul of the Turkish League.

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3. On July 19, 2018, Candace Parker was voted into the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game, making it her fifth all-star nomination.

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4. In February 2017, Candace Parker signed a multi-year contract extension with the Sparks.

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5. On July 27, 2013, in her sixth season, Candace Parker played in her first All-Star game.

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6. In the playoffs, Candace Parker averaged 18 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.

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7. In August 2004, Candace Parker led the undefeated USA Junior World Championship team to a gold medal with 16.6 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.

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8. While in high school, Candace Parker led her basketball team to Class AA state titles in 2003 and 2004, and compiled a school-record 2,768 points and 1,592 rebounds (13.2 rebounds per game) while starting 119 of the 121 games in which she played.

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9. Prior to her first WNBA game, Candace Parker had signed long-term endorsement deals with Adidas and Gatorade.

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10. In high school, Candace Parker won the 2003 and 2004 Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year awards, becoming just the second junior and the only female to receive the award twice.

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