Candace Parker named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the 2nd Time This Season

Published on July 5th, 2017

Candace Parker was named the WNBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played June 26 through July 2.

Parker earned Player of the Week honors for the 20th time in her 10-year career, and 2nd time this season.  Behind the 2016 Finals MVP, the Sparks went 3-0 to improve to 12-3 overall.  Among West players, the 6-4 Parker ranked No. 1 in rebounding (10.3 rpg) and blocks (2.33 bpg) and was tied for fifth in scoring (17.3 ppg) and assists (4.0 apg).

The two-time regular-season MVP tipped off her week with 14 points, seven rebounds, five blocks and three assists in an 87-79 win at Connecticut.  Parker then recorded back-to-back doubles, starting with 21 points and 13 rebounds to go with five assists and two steals in an 85-76 victory at the Atlanta Dream on June 30.  Two days later, the former University of Tennessee star notched 17 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in a 76-69 home win over the Washington Mystics.

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