Friday, October 3, 2008

CP3 named R.O.Y.

Los Angeles' Parker named WNBA Rookie of the Year

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker was named Rookie of the Year in the WNBA on Friday.

Parker, a unanimous choice for the award, led all rookies in scoring (18.5), rebounding (9.5), blocks (2.3) and minutes (33.6 minutes). She finished fourth overall in scoring and second in blocks.

The first overall pick in the 2008 draft, she led the league in double-doubles (17) and rebounding. She posted the best rookie debut in WNBA history with 34 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in a win against Phoenix on May 17.

She helped the Sparks defeat the Seattle Storm in the Western Conference semifinals, but the team was ousted by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the conference finals.

10/03 15:36:37 ET

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