Candace Parker Is Basketball HOT

April 1, 2008
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Meet Candace Parker, the talented basketball player from the University of Tennessee. See photos, video and a biography of Candace below.

Candace Parker was incredible tonight, as she led the Lady Vols to a victory over Texas A&M and sends them to the Final Four. Amazingly enough, Candace played with a dislocated shoulder. Fierce!! She mustered through the pain and ended up with 26 points. She missed the first 10 minutes of the second half and scored six of the Lady Vols’ 8-0 run and from that they were able to overcome a 42-37 deficit.

“I was just going to play as hard as I could and not to think about my shoulder and my situation,” Parker said. “I didn’t want this to be the last time that we played together.”

As a biography, Candace Parker was born on April 19, 1986 in St. Louis Missouri. She is 21 years old. She stands 6 ft 4 inches tall and weighs 172 pounds. Candace attended Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois. She graduated in 2004 and while there, she was part of the basketball team to win state titles in 2003 and 2004.

In March of 2004, Candace won the Slam Dunk contest during the McDonald’s High School All-American Game in Oklahoma City. She beat out five men who were in the competition, including future NBA Slam Dunk winner Josh Smith.

Candace currently attends the University of Tennessee. Candace and the Lady Vols won the 2006 SEC Tournament Championship. On April 3, 2007, Candace led the Lady Vols to their first National Championship win since 1998. She also received the Most Outstanding Player award.

Candace and the Lady Vols are headed to yet another Final Four. She announced last month that she will skip her senior season at UT. She will instead focus on the Beijing Olympics and pursue a career in the WNBA. She will be eligible to enter the WNBA draft this month, and she is expected to be the top pick.

She is engaged to Sacramento Kings player Shelden Williams, and her brother Anthony plays for the Toronto Raptors.

More photos and video of Candace Parker are below.

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