Wiggins played eight WNBA seasons, the first five with the Minnesota Lynx and the last three with the Tulsa Shock, Los Angeles Sparks and New York Liberty. Following a sensational collegiate career at Stanford — Wiggins left as one of seven women’s basketball players ever to be named an All-American four times — she was selected No. 3 overall by the Lynx in the 2008 WNBA Draft.
Wiggins earned Sixth Woman of the Year honors during her rookie season and averaged more than 13 points per game in each of her first three years in the league. A ruptured Achilles tendon in 2010 limited her in the years that followed, but in 2011 she won the WNBA title with the Lynx.
The 29-year-old most recently emerged as a veteran leader off the Liberty’s bench as New York put together its best season in franchise history.
The Liberty and their players took to Twitter to congratulate Wiggins on her career:
I have found that, sometimes, the greatest things happen after you say goodbye https://t.co/8uuTo8xIpS
— Candice Wiggins (@candicewiggins) March 22, 2016
— New York Liberty (@nyliberty) March 22, 2016
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as the person you become along the way. You define that everyday @candicewiggins ❤️
— Tina Charles (@tinacharles31) March 22, 2016
— Carolyn Swords (@CarolynSwords) March 22, 2016