University of Tennessee junior hoopster Candace Parker was tabbed the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday by the league office. Parker led the top-rated Lady Vols to victories over No. 8 Oklahoma and No. 21 Texas to keep her team undefeated on the season.
The Naperville, Ill., native averaged 24.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per contest in the games against Big 12 foes. Parker registered 28 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks against Oklahoma on Nov. 15. In the Texas game on Sunday, the six-foot-four, multi-dimensional player scored the first 11 points of the game for Tennessee after she and her 2006-07 teammates raised the 2007 NCAA championship banner to the rafters in Thompson-Boling Arena prior to tip-off.
This marks the sixth time Parker has earned SEC Player of the Week honors and the 10th time overall that she has garnered a weekly award from the SEC. She picked up SEC Freshman of the Week on four occasions during her rookie campaign in 2005-06.
Parker has averaged 24.0 points and 9.3 rebounds per game this season while leading the Lady Vols to a perfect 3-0 record. UT travels to Charleston, W. Va., for a 7:00 p.m. ET game on Wednesday, November 21, against the West Virginia Mountaineers.
Story Courtesy: TN Lady Vols Sports Information