Naperville Central grad Candace Parker was named to her seventh WNBA All-Star team on Wednesday. She has now made the last two All-Star games which is her first time with back-to-back appearances since 2013-2014.
The best part? She gets to put on a show for her hometown and all her local fans.
Candace Parker may not be the same player she once was but still is playing at an elite level has her number are around or close to career averages. Parker has missed two games this season but has come up big when she is on the court. She is averaging 12.7 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 0.9 steals, and a block per game. Parker’s 8.1 rebounds are seventh best in the WNBA this season.
Once the reserves are announced, it is likely Niles West’s Jewell Loyd will be joining her. Loyd has played in all 16 of Seattle Storms’ games. She is averaging 17.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. Her 17.1 points per game is good for ninth best in the WNBA this season.