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Jahlil Okafor & Ariel Atkins Named McDonald’s All American Players of the Year

The McDonald’s All American Games and Morgan Wootten, Hall of Fame coach and Selection Committee Chair, announced Jahlil Okafor and Ariel Atkins as winners of the 2014 Morgan Wootten Player of the Year Award today. Whitney Young Magnet High School star Jahlil Okafor is now the second straight Chicagoan to win the award after Jabari Parker won it last year. Ariel Atkins...
Via BlackSportsOnline
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Lady Vols honor Parker, retire jersey

Candace Parker didn't think much about having her jersey retired when she played at Tennessee, saying she was more concerned about putting national championship banners in the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters. Now she has both. Parker, who led Tennessee to national titles in 2007 and 2008, had her No. 3 jersey retired Thursday night before the fifth-ranked Lady Vols' game...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 5 Lady Vols lose 80-77 to No. 16 LSU

What started with a coronation ended with consternation for the Tennessee Lady Vols. On a night when Tennessee retired the No. 3 jersey of Candace Parker, the fifth-ranked Lady Vols fell 80-77 to No. 16 LSU on Thursday after a frantic rally from a 16-point deficit fell just short. LSU (11-2, 1-0 SEC) ended a seven-game losing streak in this rivalry and snapped the Lady Vols'...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lady Vols honor Parker, retire her jersey

Candace Parker didn't think much about having her jersey retired when she played at Tennessee, saying she was more concerned about putting national championship banners in the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters. Now she has both. Parker, who led Tennessee to national titles in 2007 and 2008, had her No. 3 jersey retired Thursday night before the fifth-ranked Lady Vols' game...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

A'ja Wilson chats with IT

Top recruit A’ja Wilson will make an official visit to Knoxville on Thursday for the SEC opener and retirement of Candace Parker’s jersey. The Class of 2014 forward took the time New Year’s Eve to chat with InsideTennessee.
Via tennessee.scout.com
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Candace Parker chats with IT

The jersey of Candace Parker will be raised to the rafters this Thursday evening as the All-American, SEC and national player of the year and two-time Final Four MVP is honored by her alma mater. The two-time national title winner chatted with InsideTennessee about the honor.
Via tennessee.scout.com
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Griner, Mercury stun Sparks, advance to Western finals

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Brittney Griner hit a turnaround jumper with 4.9 seconds left, giving the Phoenix Mercury a 78-77 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Tuesday night in the deciding Game 3 of their WNBA playoff series. Candice Dupree scored 22 points, Dewanna Bonner added 19 and Diana Taurasi had 18 points and 10 assists while improving to 6-0 in career elimination games with...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx square off with Phoenix in next playoff round

The only thing left between the Minnesota Lynx and a third straight WNBA Finals berth is an opponent it beat five times this season. But the Phoenix Mercury, as their 78-77 clincher over Los Angeles on Monday exhibited, are a different group than the one that fell by an average margin of 16 points against the Western Conference regular-season champs from the North. Rookie Brittney...
Via Fox Sports North
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Winner take all as Mercury visit Sparks for Game 3

The Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury each got a stellar performance from their top player to win on the road in their Western Conference semifinal series. Los Angeles' ball movement was the difference in Game 2, though, as Phoenix's offense remained stagnant. Candace Parker will be looking for the same well-rounded effort from the Sparks as they try to eliminate...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker's double-double leads Sparks past Mercury

Candace Parker had 31 points and 11 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 82-73 on Saturday night, evening their WNBA Western Conference semifinal series. Nneka Ogwumike also had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Lindsey Harding scored 13 points and Alana Beard added 12 for the Sparks. Two days after receiving the league's MVP award for...
Via AP on Fox
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sparks hold off Mercury, force decisive Game 3

PHOENIX (AP) -- Candace Parker had 31 points and 11 rebounds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury 82-73 on Saturday night, evening their WNBA Western Conference semifinal series. Nneka Ogwumike also had a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Lindsey Harding scored 13 points and Alana Beard added 12 for the Sparks. Two days after receiving the league&...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sparks-Mercury Preview

Candace Parker's MVP season will end prematurely if the Los Angeles Sparks can't bounce back from losing their Western Conference semifinal opener to Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury. Parker and the Sparks must win on the road in order to avoid a quick two-game sweep at the hands of the Mercury on Saturday night. The same day Parker was awarded her second league MVP...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

AP source: Chicago's Delle Donne rookie of year

Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne has won the WNBA rookie of the year, said a person familiar with the situation. Delle Donne will receive the award Friday night in Chicago before the Sky play the Indiana Fever in the opener of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Maya Moore edged out in MVP race by Sparks' Candace Parker

It took one of the closest ballots in WNBA history, but Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker edged out Lynx wing Maya Moore for the league's 2013 MVP honors. Parker received the award Thursday night in Los Angeles before the Sparks opened their Western Conference playoff series against Phoenix. The 39-member national media voting panel gave Parker 234 points, while Moore...
Via Fox Sports North
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Parker wins WNBA MVP

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker has won the WNBA MVP, said a person familiar with the situation. Parker will receive the award Thursday night in Los Angeles before the Sparks play the Phoenix Mercury in the opener of their Western Conference playoff series, the person said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no official announcement...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Parker wins WNBA MVP

Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker has won the WNBA MVP, said a person familiar with the situation.
Via FOXSports.com
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mercury pin playoff success to defensive fortitude

PHOENIX -- The Mercury are marching into the WNBA playoffs with the same orders that propelled a 9-4 finish and put them in this upgraded situation. "On the defensive end," Coach Russ Pennell said when asked for the most important variable in knocking off the second-seeded Los Angeles Sparks during a best-of-three series that opens Thursday in L.A. "You just can&...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Mercury routed by Sparks with stars on bench

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- All the intrigue of a Western Conference semifinal preview was gone shortly after tip-off. Candace Parker and Jantel Lavender each scored 16 points and Nneka Ogwumike had 12 points and eight rebounds as the Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Phoenix Mercury 89-55 on Sunday. The Sparks (24-10) routed the Mercury (19-15) in a game in which the teams' star players...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker's 16 points help LA rout Phoenix, 89-55

Candace Parker and Jantel Lavender each scored 16 points as the Los Angeles Sparks routed the Phoenix Mercury 89-55 on Sunday. Nneka Ogwumike had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Sparks (24-10) in a preview of the Western Conference semifinals. They've clinched the second and third seeds and will open a best-of-three series Thursday in Los Angeles. Brittney Griner had nine...
Via AP on Fox
September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Mercury visit Sparks in postseason preview

With their first-round playoff series already set, the Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix Mercury have little riding on their regular-season finale other than some first-hand scouting. Neither team is acting as such, though. Both squads look to head into their Western Conference semifinal series on a positive note as Los Angeles hosts Phoenix in a postseason preview Sunday. The second...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Ogwumike, Toliver lead Sparks past Lynx

Nneka Ogwumike had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Kristi Toliver added 19 points, and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 85-84 on Thursday night. Jantel Lavender scored 15 points for Los Angeles (23-10) and Candace Parker had 14 points and 10 rebounds before being ejected with just under 7 minutes remaining in the third quarter. Ogwumike had 22 points and Toliver 16 in the...
Via AP on Fox
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker helps Sparks beat Shock

Candace Parker had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Los Angeles Sparks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 74-70 victory over the Tulsa Shock on Friday night. Parker hit a long jumper with 1:16 remaining to help the Sparks (22-10) avoid their first three-game losing streak of the season. Nneka Ogwumike added 16 points for Los Angeles and Lindsey Harding and Kristi Toliver...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx beat Sparks in matchup of West's top 2 teams

Minnesota's home dominance of the Los Angeles Sparks continued Wednesday night in a likely playoff preview. Siemone Augustus scored 23 points to lead the Lynx to a physical 83-74 win over the Sparks in a matchup of the top two teams in the Western Conference. Maya Moore added 20 points for the Lynx, who pulled away in the second half to increase their lead over the Sparks in...
Via Fox Sports
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Lynx plan to send message to Sparks

Minnesota wants opponents to know that beating the Lynx at Target Center won't be easy. The Los Angeles Sparks don't need to be reminded. Looking to get a step closer to clinching home-court advantage throughout the Western Conference playoffs, the Lynx try for an eighth consecutive home win over the second-place Sparks on Wednesday night. A winner in four straight by...
Via Fox Sports North
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

De Souza, Thomas lead Dream past Sparks, 92-82

Erika de Souza scored a season-high 27 points, Jasmine Thomas added 19 and the Atlanta Dream beat the Los Angeles Sparks 92-82 Monday night to snap a four-game losing streak. Angel McCoughtry added 16 points and Alex Bentley had 10 points and 11 assists to for the Dream (15-13). Atlanta opened the season 10-1 before losing 12 of its next 16 games. Candace Parker had 16 points,...
Via Fox Sports
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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