Women's Hoops Blog

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Clay Kallam: Parker keeps raising bar, then clearing it
Though the hype didn't hit until Candace Parker got to Tennessee, she was just as dominant in high school as she was in college and is now in the WNBA -- and that's why she's the choice as the ESPN RISE Girls Basketball Player of the Decade.

You don't need six degrees of separation to connect Parker with LeBron James, either. Parker's older brother, Anthony, now plays with James for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Anthony preceded Candace at Naperville Central in Naperville, Ill., but even though he was a great high school player, he couldn't match Candace's litany of achievements.