Candace Nicole Parker

Candace Nicole Parker

Candace Nicole Parker was born on April 19, 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri. Candace Nicole Parker is an All-American basketball player for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. She was drafted to the team from Tennessee in 2008.

She may be best known for being the first woman to dunk in an NCAA tournament game and the first woman to dunk twice in a college game Candace Nicole Parker set both milestones as a redshirt freshman on March 19, 2006. She also became only the second player to dunk in a WNBA game on June 22, 2008. Candace Nicole Parker is currently playing for Ekaterinburg in Russia during the 2008-09 WNBA off-season.