|Candace Parker Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||April 19, 1986|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Candace Parker is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). On the other hand, Parker was also the first overall pick in the 2008 WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks. She plays the forward and centre positions.
Candace Nicole Parker
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Candace and her older brother Anthony attended Naperville Central High School in Naperville, Illinois. She enrolled at the University of Tennessee in 2004 and graduated with a major in sports management in 2008.
- Father – Larry Parker
- Mother – Natasha Parker
- Siblings – Anthony Parker (Older Brother) (Former Professional Basketball Player)
Candace Parker’s net worth was $5 Million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
6 ft 4 in or 193 cm
83 kg or 183 lbs
Girlfriend / Boyfriend / Spouse
Candace has dated –
- Shelden Williams (2008-2016) – Candace tied the knot with fellow former basketball player Shelden Williams on November 13, 2008. He had played college basketball at Duke University and also played in the NBA in the past. Together, the couple has a daughter born 2009. However, the couple legally parted ways in November 2016.
- Anna Petrakova (2019-Present) – Russian professional basketball player Anna Petrakova and Candace announced on December 14, 2021, that they tied the knot with one another in 2019. The couple had their first child – a boy in February 2022.
Race / Ethnicity
- Towering physical appearance
- Diamond face shape
Candace Parker Favorite Things
- Basketball Player – Ron Harper
Source – Wikipedia
Candace Parker Facts
- She was just 2 years old when Candace and her family relocated to Naperville, Illinois where she went on to spend the rest of her childhood.
- It was her family’s interest in basketball that rubbed off on her, hence leading to interest developing at an early age. During the 70s, her father played for the University of Iowa. They were also huge fans of the Chicago Bulls.
- Growing up, Candace played soccer and was afraid to dwell in basketball to not be to the level of her father and brother and it was only until the age 8 that her parents managed to convince her to play basketball.
- During her teenage years, Candace was a huge Michael Jordan fan.
- While attending Naperville, Candace led her high school team to the Class AA state titles in 2003 and 2004.
- Candace is considered to be the only female basketball player to be a two-time USA Today High School “Player of the Year” award winner. On the other hand, Parker is also a 2003 and 2004 “Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award” and “Gatorade Female Basketball Player of the Year Award” winner.
- She dunked for the first-time on December 27, 2001. She was just 15 years old at the time.
- Candace won the March 2004 McDonald’s All-American Game slam dunk contest.
- On April 9, 2008, Candace was the first to be drafted in the 2008 WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks.
- She began working as an analyst and commentator for the NBA on TNT broadcasts of Tuesday. It was during the 2018–19 NBA season game.
- Candace was named on People’s “100 World’s Most Beautiful people list” on May 7, 2007.
- She has a dog named Prada. Previously, Candace had a St. Bernard mix named Fendi.
Featured Image By Candace Parker / Instagram