Candace Nicole Parker is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Sky of the Women’s National Basketball Association.
She was selected as the first overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks.
A versatile player, Parker mainly plays the forward and center positions.
Candace Parker: What college did go to| Geno auriemma| Gay
What College did go to:
Parker announced on February 21, 2008 that she would forego her final season of eligibility at Tennessee in order to focus on the 2008 Olympics and pursue a professional career. She graduated with her incoming class in May 2008.
The University of Connecticut is a public land-grant research university in Storrs, Connecticut. It was founded in 1881. The primary 4,400-acre campus is in Storrs, approximately a half hour’s drive from Hartford and 90 minutes from Boston.
From college titles to WNBA MVPs to Olympic gold medals, Candace Parker is living the basketball career even the best one could dream of.
That doesn’t make the 35-year-old Chicago Sky star any less salty about his omission from Team USA’s eventual gold medal-winning team in 2016.
In an interview with Bleacher Report’s Taylor Roux, Parker claimed that then-Team USA coach and Yukon legend Geno Auriemma didn’t want him on the 2016 team for personal reasons. Parker stated that the two “didn’t like each other,” and that their relationship – not their performance – led to the two-time WNBA MVP’s removal from the final roster.
I’ve never heard a news hit like this: Candace Parker is gay! He is gay married! And his gay wife got a baby on the way!
She announced it on Instagram exactly 35 minutes ago, and those two loud rumbles you heard one after the other that sounded like the whole earth-shaking rumble, would I and Autostraddle editor in chief, Carmen Phillips, were passing.
Rumors have been swirling about Parker and former teammate Anna Petrakova for years now, especially after Petrakova went with her into the WNBA wubble last year, and then photos surfaced later of what seemed like a family photo shoot with Parker, Petrakova, and Parker’s daughter Lailaa. But this is the WNBA, so everyone is rumored to be gay at one point or another.