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Sparks’ Candace Parker selected All-WNBA second team

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. - AUG. 21, 2018. Sparks center Candace Parker shoots against Lynx forward Maya
Sparks center Candace Parker shoots against Lynx forward Maya Moore in the first quarter of the WNBA semifinals on Aug. 21.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Sparks center Candace Parker has been selected to the All-WNBA team for the eighth time in her nine-year career, the league announced Wednesday.

Parker averaged 17.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists a game this season.

Seattle forward Breanna Stewart, Phoenix guard Diana Taurasi, Dallas center Liz Cambage, Washington forward Elena Delle Donne and Atlanta guard Tiffany Hayes are the first-team members.

Joining Parker on the second team are Dallas guard Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix center Brittney Griner, Minnesota forward Maya Moore and Chicago guard Courtney Vandersloot.

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Stewart, who was recently selected league MVP and led the Storm to a sweep in the WNBA Finals, is the only unanimous selection. It’s her debut on the first team and second All-WNBA selection in three years.

Taurasi extended her record of first-team honors to 10. It’s her 13th time on the All-WNBA team, breaking a tie for most in league history with Tamika Catchings and Lisa Leslie.

It’s the first time that Cambage, Hayes and Vandersloot have been selected All-WNBA.


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