Candace Parker

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Candace Parker is an American professional Basketball player. Moreover, Candace Parker plays for the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Again, she also worked as a studio analyst for CBS Sports’ coverage of the NCAA men’s tournament and NBA on TNT.

Early life

Candace Parker was born on 19th April 1986, in St. Louis Missouri, the United States of America.  As of now, she is 36 years old and is a citizen of America. Moreover, her zodiac sign is Aries. Talking about her parents, she is the daughter of Larry Parker and Sara Parker. Again, her father is a former professional basketball player who played for the University of Iowa in the 1970s.

She has two elder brothers, Anthony Parker and Marcus Parker. Candace’s brother Anthony is also a former professional basketball player who played for NBA as well as in Italy and Israel. And her brother Marcus is a professional medical doctor.

Talking about her academic qualification, she completed her high school studies at Naperville Central. After that, she moved to Tennessee to complete her bachelor’s degree at the University of Tennessee. As a child, she was passionate about Basketball and was a huge fan of Michael Jordan fan. She had a picture of him hanging in her bedroom.

Professional career

From a school level, Candace started playing basketball. Where she played for the high school’s basketball team. As she played at the college level representing her college she was the only college player whose name was recommended for the 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women. In 1008, she was picked in the WNBA Draft by Los Angeles Sparks.

Moreover, she played with the team for most seasons of her professional career. Moreover, she was released by the Sparks in 2021. After that, she joins the Chicago Sky by signing a twp-years contract with the club. As she was also a member of the USA Women’s U18 and has also represented America in many international matches. Moreover, she is also a commentator and a broadcaster at the TNT Broadcast.

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Caption: Candace Parker playing basketball with her team (Source: Instagram)

Achievements and Net Worth

As a basketball player, she has won several awards and recognitions in her career.  She won the Best WNBA Player ESPY Award in 2009,2013, and 2017. In 2008, she received the Best Female Athlete ESPY Award. Likewise, she won the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award, Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year, Al-WNBA Team, WNBA All-Rookie Team, and so on.

Candace Parker has earned a decent amount of sum in her professional career. As a basketball player, she has a net worth of $5 million. And her annual income from playing basketball is about $500,000.

Relationship status

Talking about her relationship status, Candace Parker is a married woman. She got married to Shelden Williams. They married on 13th November 2008. Shelden is a also former basketballer who played college basketball at Duke University and also played in the NBA. They have a daughter named Lailaa Nicole Williams who was born on May 13, 2009. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in November 2016.

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Caption: Candace Parker with her daughter Lailaa Nicole Williams (Source: Instagram)

Talking about her controversy and rumors, she is not a part of them. Moreover, Candace likes to focus on her personal and professional career.

Candace Parker – Body Measurement

She has an athletic body built. Talking about her body measurement, she is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around  70kg. Moreover, Candace has brown eyes and black color hair. Besides that, there is no more detailed information regarding Parker’s other body measurements.

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Caption: Candace Parker body measurement (Source: Instagram)

Candace Parker – Social media

Candace is active on social platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. On her Facebook account, there are more than 861k followers. Likewise, there are more than 927k followers on Instagram. And on her Twitter, there are more than 382k followers.