Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sparks’ Candace Parker selected to All-WNBA second team

Sparks star Candace Parker was named to the All-WNBA second team, the league announced Wednesday.

The versatile forward received two first-team votes and 29 second-team votes from the panel of 39 media members who cast their ballots at the end of the regular season. Parler averaged 17.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game. It’s her eighth All-WNBA selection.

WNBA Most Valuable Player Breanna Stewart was unanimously selected to the first team; the Seattle Storm forward was the only player named to the first team on every ballot.

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi, who grew up in Chino, was voted to the All-WNBA first team for the 10th time, extending her WNBA record for first-team selections. It is also her 13th selection to either the All-WNBA first team or second team, passing Tamika Catchings and former Sparks player Lisa Leslie (12 apiece) for the most in league history.

Joining Stewart and Taurasi on the first team: Dallas Wings center Liz Cambage, Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne and Atlanta Dream guard Tiffany Hayes.

In addition to Parker, the second team consists Wings guard Skylar Diggins-Smith, Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore, Mercury center Brittney Griner and Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot.

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