Friday, October 3, 2008

WNBA MVP, the accolades continue to mount!

2008 continues to get better for Candace Parker.

The Los Angeles Sparks forward won the WNBA Rookie of the Year award and is expected to take home the MVP trophy later today.

Parker averaged 18.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game which led the WNBA.

It wasn’t enough to get her Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA Finals, falling to the San Antonio Silver Stars in the WNBA Playoffs.

Parker would join an exclusive club of athletes who have won Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season.

The last athlete to accomplish that feat was Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki in 2001.

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