Candace Parker goes #1 to Los Angeles

April 9, 2008

Fresh off winning their second straight NCAA title, four Lady Vols players have been chosen in the first two rounds of the WNBA draft. Candace Parker was the number one pick overall.

Candace Parker was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks with the first pick in the WNBA draft on Wednesday, and Alexis Hornbuckle went fourth to the Detroit Shock. Shannon Bobbit went to the L.A. Sparks in the first pick of the second round. Nicky Anosike was chosen second in the second round, and will play for the Minnesota Linx.

Parker is the Associated Press player of the year, and joins Lisa Leslie, instantly turning Los Angeles into one of the top teams in the league. The Sparks were a franchise-worst 10-24 last season with Leslie sitting out after giving birth to a daughter in June.

Parker is engaged to Sacramento King forward, and former Duke player Selden Williams.

Parker wasn't the only Lady Vol who heard her name called today. Guard Alexis Hornbuckle was taken with the fourth overall pick by Detroit.

The second round saw Tennessee guard Shannon Bobbitt drafted by the Sparks. Bobbitt was the first pick of the second round, 15th overall. Center Nicky Anosike was taken after Bobbitt. She went to Minnesota with the 16th overall pick. And the third round saw guard Alberta Auguste drafted by the New York Liberty.

LSU senior Sylvia Fowles was taken second by the Chicago Sky. Fowles. The 6-foot-6 center led the Lady Tigers to four straight Final Fours. Stanford star Candice Wiggins went third to the Minnesota Lynx.

Story Courtesy: AP Wire Reports


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  • by uniqueweya Location: anniston alabama on Oct 2, 2008 at 08:53 PM
    hello my name is uniqueweya hughley and i am a huge fan of candace parker i have been playin basketball since i was 5 years old and i am now 13 and i have been lookin up to her my whole life when i see her in a game playing on television i almost get teary eyed theres only 2 things in my life i want to do before i die and those things are well one is to meet face to face with candace parker and another is to be able to play basketball with candace one day and i hope this message or comment help me with those dreams. I LOVE YOU CANDACE PARKER
  • by candace fan Location: Tennessee on May 28, 2008 at 01:08 PM
    Hey Candace! Hey Shannon! I LOVE you guys! I watched you when you played @ Tennessee for the Lady Vols!I hope to watch all your games 4 ever!!!!!!!!!
  • by luv Location: franklin,louisiana on May 16, 2008 at 11:46 AM
    Hey wasup candace you are my most favorite basketball player in the whole wide world. Lisa leslie is to word's can't explain how HAPPY I was when I found this out you,and lisa to play together.I love basketball it is my life and I know you guy's do to,but if only I could meet you guy's in person and play a one on one against you.That would also mean the world to me,congradulation's on your new team!I'm very good at basketball also last year I one a plaque for all american,I go to centerville high school in st.mary parish and i'm in the 8th grade.I passed the leap,and i hope you write back...

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