View Full Version : Candace Parker became the first Rookie- MVP in WNBA History

10-04-2008, 04:08 AM

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- Twenty two-year-old Candace Parker was named the 2008 WNBA Most Valuable Player Friday, becoming the first ever winner of both the WNBA Rookie of the Year and the MVP.

The Los Angeles Sparks forward was unanimously selected rookie of the year.

According to the WNBA league, Parker received 276.79 points, 34.71 points higher than the second finisher Connecticut's Lindsay Whalen. It marks the first time in the WNBA's 12 seasons that a rookie has earned the award.

Parker, the top overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft earlier this year, caps a season in which she has also earned All-WNBA First Team honors, the Rookie of the Year Award, two Rookie of the Month Awards (May and July), one Player of the Week Award (Aug. 31) and the Peak Performer Rebounding Award.

She nearly averaged a double-double in 2008 (18.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg)and was the only player in the league to pull down more than nine rebounds per game. Parker also led the league in double-doubles with 17 and ranked among WNBA leaders in rebounds per game (first),blocks per game (second), points per game (fourth), field goal percentage (fifth), minutes player (seventh) and assists per game (17th).


Congratulations to Ms. Parker :D :D :D

10-04-2008, 06:38 AM
Congrats! What an awesome player! I'm a big fan of Candice :)
Her athleticism is great and the girl can jump (Being able to win the high school slam dunk championship and throwing down another few dunks in the WNBA is not an easy feat)
I really believe that she has potential to become one of the greatest female bball players to have ever played.

10-04-2008, 02:19 PM
Future GOAT of the WNBA :D :D :D

10-06-2008, 09:07 AM
would she have won if lauren jackson played a full season?
i don't think so.

10-06-2008, 10:33 AM
But Parker at the age of 22 yrs.old is one of the most dominant Individual player in the WNBA, and I wouldn't be surprise if she wins more than 5 MVP Awards before she finally stop playing competitive basketball.

10-06-2008, 01:32 PM
I believe she can help the Sparks win a few championships and I hope she can be as dominant and have the same effect as Lisa Leslie cuz right now Lisa is the greatest WNBA player to have played the game imo.

05-14-2009, 07:55 AM
Congrats to Candice on her new born baby girl :)