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Candice Dupree #4 Forward

Candice Dupree

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CAREER CAPSULE
  • Three-time WNBA All-Star (2009, 2007, 2006)
  • Has appeared in all 34 games in five of her seven seasons
  • Has started all but four games she has played in, including all 34 in four of the last five seasons.
  • Started 151 consecutive games from Aug. 5, 2007-June 17, 2012, ninth longest streak in WNBA history.
  • Started 77 consecutive games in a Mercury uniform (May 15, 2010-June 17, 2012), fifth-longest streak in franchise history (105-Jennifer Gillom)
  • Holds Mercury franchise record for highest field goal percentage in a season (.664, 2010), which is the second-best performance in league history
  • Holds Mercury franchise record for most field goals made in a game without a miss (9; June 12, 2010)… Made 14 consecutive field goals from June 10-12, 2010, tying the second-best performance in WNBA history.
  • Owns 21 double-digit rebound games in a Mercury uniform, second-most in franchise history (Bonner–23)
  • Holds three of the top four single-game rebounding performances in franchise history, including a franchise-record 19 rebounds on Sept. 3, 2011
  • Owns 21 career 20-point, 10-rebound performances and seven with the Mercury, third-most in franchise history (Bonner-10, Jennifer Gillom-8)
  • Owns 48 career double-doubles, including a franchise record 20 in a Mercury uniform
  • Recorded a single-season franchise record 10 double-doubles in 2011, including a franchise record four consecutive from June 10-21
  • Owns franchise record for highest field goal percentage in a Mercury career (.584)
  • Made 32 consecutive free throws from July 24, 2010-June 10, 2011, tying the fourth longest streak in franchise history
  • A four-time Western Conference Player of the Week
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team (2006)
  • Signed a multi-year contract extension on Sept. 21, 2013
  • Was acquired from Chicago on March 30, 2010 in a three-team trade that sent Cappie Pondexter and Kelly Mazzante to New York
  • Originally selected sixth overall (first round) by the Chicago Sky in the 2006 WNBA Draft… Was the first draft pick in Chicago franchise history
  • 2012 WNBA SEASON

  • Missed 21 games due to a left knee injury… Had missed just one game in her career entering the season
  • Missed 21 of the last 25 games after missing just one game in her team’s previous 212
  • Before injury: Scored double figures in eight straight games to start the season
  • At least 13 points in seven straight games May 20-June 8, her longest streak in a Mercury uniform and longest overall since June 9-July 12, 2007 with Chicago (13 games)
  • Recorded one back-to-back 20-point performance, owns six for her career, all coming with the Mercury
  • One 30-point performance in 2012… two career (other: 32, July 24, 2010 at MIN)
  • Shot better than 50 percent seven times… Better than 60 percent five times…Owns franchise record for highest field goal percentage in a Mercury career (.584)
  • Recorded two double-doubles in 13 games played… owns 48 career… franchise-record 20 with Mercury
  • Recorded two double-digit rebound performances… owns 21 with the Mercury, second-most in franchise history (Bonner-23)
  • MAY 26: Blocked a career-high-tying four shots against the formidable front line of Los Angeles.
  • MAY 22: Career-high 14 made field goals… tied for third-most in a game in franchise history.
  • SEPT. 21: Signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with the Mercury
  • 2011 WNBA SEASON

  • Started all 34 games, the only Mercury player to do so… Finished the season with the 10th longest streak of consecutive starts in WNBA history (142)… The longest active streak in the league
  • Led the team in minutes played (1,075), field goal percentage (.548), total rebounds (279) and rebound average (8.2)
  • Sept. 3: Played her 200th career game
  • June 20: Named the Western Conference Player of the Week… fourth such award of her career
  • Shot 54.8 percent from the field, the third highest single-season performance in franchise history
  • Shot at least 60 percent from the field 14 times
  • Aug. 23: Became the 27th WNBA player with 3,000 career points and just the third player to reach the mark in a Mercury uniform (Diana Taurasi, Penny Taylor)
  • Sept. 8: Became the 19th player in WNBA history with 3,000 career points and 1,500 career rebounds
  • Recorded two 20-15 performances… Owns three for her career
  • Recorded four 20-10 games this season… Owns 21 in her career and seven with the Mercury, second most in franchise history (Jennifer Gillom-8)
  • June 19-21: Recorded her third career back-to-back 20-point, 10-rebound performance
  • June 10-21: Recorded four consecutive double-doubles, tying the longest streak in franchise history
  • Recorded 10 double-doubles, the highest single-season total in franchise history
  • Sept. 3: Grabbed a franchise-record 19 rebounds and franchise-record 13 defensive rebounds
  • Grabbed 279 rebounds, the highest single-season total in franchise history
  • Grabbed 193 defensive rebounds, the highest single-season total in franchise history
  • Grabbed 86 offensive rebounds, tying the second highest single-season total in franchise history
  • Averaged 8.2 rebounds per game, the highest single-season average in franchise history
  • June 10-21: Recorded 10+ rebounds in four consecutive games, tying the longest streak in franchise history
  • Recorded 11 double-digit rebound games… Surpassed Adrian Williams for the most double-digit rebound games in a Mercury uniform (19)… Broke Williams’ mark in just 55 games, compared to 130 games for Williams
  • Aug. 9: Blocked the 200th shot of her career

    2010 WNBA SEASON

  • Started all 34 games in first season with the Mercury.
  • Recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds, both team-highs, in her Mercury debut May 15 vs. Los Angeles
  • Shot a franchise record 66.4 percent (231-of-348) from the field� Second-best performance in WNBA history
  • Made 14 consecutive field goals from June 10-12, tying the second-best performance in WNBA history
  • Set franchise record for most field goals made in a game without a miss (9-of-9) June 12 vs. Tulsa
  • Shot better than 80 percent from the field in eight games
  • July: Season-high scoring in three-straight games� Five new scoring marks overall� Averaged 22.3 points, 69.7 percent (85-of-122) shooting and 9.3 rebounds� Three double-doubles
  • Recorded a team-high eight double-doubles� Tied for eighth most in the league
  • Led the team in rebounding 18 times
  • Ranked 12th in the WNBA in scoring (15.7 points), eighth in rebounding (7.6) and second in free throw percentage (.936, 73-78)
  • Named Western Conference player of the Week on July 12 after scoring a season-high 25 points (11-of-17, .647) and grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds vs. Los Angeles on July 6
  • Recorded her 1,000th rebound May 25 at Tulsa giving her 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds for her career

    2009 WNBA SEASON

  • 2009 WNBA All-Star
  • Started all 34 games for the Sky, playing 1,185 minutes (2nd-WNBA)
  • Ranked 11th in the WNBA in scoring, averaging a team-high 15.7 points
  • Ranked 2nd in the league in total rebounds (268) and third in rebounds per game (7.9)
  • Recorded career-highs in rebounding (7.9 rpg), three-point field goal percentage (.387) and free throw percentage (.785)
  • Tallied a career-high 24 made three-pointers after recording just one made three-pointer in her first three seasons combined
  • Recorded a season-high 28 points at Seattle on July 12
  • Recorded a team-high nine double-doubles, third-most in the league
  • Notched consecutive double-doubles twice
  • Scored 20+ points a team-high 11 times
  • Grabbed 10+ rebounds a team-high 11 times

    2008 WNBA SEASON

  • Started all 34 games for the Sky
  • Averaged a team-high 16.3 points, team-best 7.9 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game
  • Ranked third in the WNBA in both total rebounds (270) and defensive rebounds (193), both team-highs
  • Ranked fifth in the league in blocked shots (45)
  • Shot a career-high tying 45.7 percent from the field
  • Notched a season-high 28 points twice (at Phoenix on June 20; at Houston on July 26)

    2007 WNBA SEASON

  • 2007 WNBA All-Star
  • Appeared in and started 33 games for Chicago (missed one game due to death in family)
  • Posted a career-high 16.5 points and team-high 7.7 rebounds in her second year in the WNBA
  • Grabbed a Sky franchise-record and career-high 20 rebounds on August 7 vs. Indiana
  • Recorded a career-high 29 points on May 31 vs. Connecticut (OT)
  • Ranked third in the WNBA in rebounds per game with a 7.7-rebound average
  • Was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, June 17

    2006 WNBA SEASON

  • 2006 WNBA All-Star
  • Was named to the 2006 WNBA All-Rookie team
  • Was the first draft pick all-time for the Chicago Sky franchise, selected with the sixth overall pick (first round) in the 2006 WNBA Draft
  • In her rookie season, averaged a team-high 13.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 34 games for the Sky
  • Shot a career-high 45.7 percent from the field
  • Scored in double-figures 26 times, recording a season-high 25 points on July 30 vs. Indiana

    COLLEGE CAREER

  • Graduated from Temple University, where she played for WNBA great Dawn Staley. The two later became the only coach-player duo to compete against each other in the WNBA in 2006
  • As a senior, played in every game for the Owls, averaging 17.4 points and 8.0 rebounds
  • In 2006, was nominated for pre-season John R. Wooden Award and pre-season WBCA/State Farm Wade Trophy
  • In 2005, was named AP All-American Honorable Mention, Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year
  • Two-Time Most Outstanding Player in the Atlantic 10 Tournament (2004, 2005)

    INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL TEAM

  • Spent the 2012-13 offseason playing for Spartak M VR in Moscow, Russia, averaging 14.6 points and 6.6 rebounds in Euroleague play
  • Spent 2010-11 playing for Good Angels in Kosice, Slovakia
  • Averaged a double-double in 2011 Euroleague play with 15.4 points (17th best in Euroleague) and 10.2 rebounds (third best)
  • Gold medalist - USA Basketball National Team FIBA World Championship for Women 2010
  • Spent 2009-10 playing for Good Angels in Kosice, Slovakia. She ranked first in all of Euroleague in rebounding (11.0 rpg) and third in scoring (18.9 ppg)
  • Three-time Euroleague Women All-Star (2011, 2010, 2009) and starter in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, started alongside Mercury teammate Diana Taurasi, posting 11 points and a game-high nine rebounds
  • Made her debut with USA Basketball Women�s National Team in October 2009 at the Ekaterinburg International Invitational in Russia
  • Spent 2008-09 offseason playing for Wisla Can-Pack in Krakow, Poland
  • Spent 2007-08 offseason playing for Wisla Can-Pack in Krakow, Poland

  • Personal

  • Grew up in Tampa, Florida and owns a home there
  • Has a twin sister, Crystal, and younger sister, Shayna
  • Is very close to her mother, who she describes as her biggest inspiration and craziest fan
  • Has a dog named Little Bit, a Shihpoo (half schitzoo and half toy poodle)
  • Her game is often compared to that of Tim Duncan
  • One of the most interesting places she’s visited is Auschwitz, Poland, near where she played during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 offseasons
  • Favorite movie is Sister Act 2
  • Enjoys watching HGTV, specifically shows like House Hunters
  • Loves to shop for sneakers
  • Career Transactions

  • Acquired from Chicago in a three-team trade on March 30, 2010
  • Selected by Chicago in the first round (sixth overall) of the WNBA Draft on Aprl 5, 2006