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Candice Wiggins

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WNBA Awards
WNBA Champion (2011)
Sixth Woman of the Year (2008)
All-Rookie Team (2008)

2014
Played in 17 games...Averaged 1.6 points, 1.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 14.0 minutes per game...In return from meniscus repair in left knee, scored two points, grabbed one rebound and posted a team-high two steals in 14 minutes at Minnesota (7/8)...In Sparks debut, a May 16 win at Seattle, recorded one assist, one steal and one block in 11 minutes. In the playoffs: Played in two games...Averaged 0.5 rebounds in 7.3 minutes per game.

2013
Appeared in 32 games for the Tulsa Shock, starting 31… Averaged 10.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.2 spg and led the Shock in mpg with 27.4… Shot 36.3 percent from the field and 36.3 percent from the three… Scored a season-high 25 points and matched a career-high six three point field goals made vs. New York on September 1… Matched career-highs for 41 minutes played, eight rebounds and nine field goals made all at Los Angeles on August 25… Finished 12th in the league in Three-Point Field-Goal percentage with 36.3 percent.

2012
Appeared in all 34 games for the Minnesota Lynx... Averaged 6.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game... Had a season-high 25 points shooting 8-of-12 from the field and 6-of-9 from the three point line at Tulsa on July 10. Scored 22 of her 25 points in the second half (17 in the fourth quarter)... Ranked 8th in the WNBA in total three FG's made with 58... Scored in double figures eleven times... In the playoffs averaged 1.6 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists.

2011
Appeared in all 34 games for the Minnesota Lynx... Averaged 5.9 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 1.5 apg ,while playing 17.1 mpg... Totaled seven double-digit scoring nights... Scored 16 points (the sole time she led Minnesota) while handing out a season-best five assists (logging a season-high 26:23) July 29 vs. Seattle... Earned season-high 18 points June 30 at Tulsa and added five rebounds June 26 vs. Indiana... In the playoffs averaged 4.0 points in 16.0 minutes per game, coming off the bench in all eight contests... Scored 10 points off the bench in the deciding game three of the WNBA Finals.

2010
Appeared in eight games (seven starts) due to injury, for the Minnesota Lynx... Sidelined for the first six games while recovering from arthroscopic surgery to repair a small meniscal tear in her right knee on Apr. 27... Left the June 22 game at New York in the 4th quarter after suffering a ruptured left Achilles tendon; she underwent season-ending surgery on June 25... Averaged 13.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.1 apg and 1.75 spg in her eight appearances, with Minnesota going 4-4... Shot 40.5 percent from the floor, 45.7 percent (21-for-46) from beyond the arc and 96.7 percent (29-for-30) from the line... Posted season-highs with six rebounds and three steals June 18 vs. Tulsa, while also surpassing the 1000-point mark for her career...

2009
Appeared in all 34 games for the Minnesota Lynx and was the only Lynx player to start all 34 games... Averaged 13.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 2.6 apg, while playing a team-high 29.9 mpg... Tallied a team-high 19 points (in a career-high 41:24) Sept. 1 at San Antonio... The Aug. 23 outing at New York stopped a run of seven straight double-digit scoring nights; she averaged 13.8 ppg after Aug. 1 (15 games), after falling to 9.8 ppg (33.7 percent) in nine July contests... Pulled in a season-high seven rebounds Aug. 23 at New York, and dished out a season-high six assists Aug. 15 at Chicago... Scored a game-high 21 points Aug. 22 at Connecticut, one of six 20+ nights; she tallied a team-high 23 points Aug. 13 vs. Indiana... Led Minnesota with 23 points June 30 at Atlanta (third straight 20+ outing), while swiping a career-high six steals... Named the WNBA's Western Conference Player of the Week for June 22-28... Collected a season-high 25 points June 23 vs. New York.

2008
Appeared in 30 games for the Minnesota Lynx, missing two games (July 25-27) due to a lower back contusion and the season's final two games (Sept. 12-14) after suffering a torn lateral meniscus in her right knee Sept. 9... Named the WNBA's Sixth Woman of the Year and earned a berth on the All-Rookie Team, having recorded the league's highest scoring average for a non-starter... Named the Hanns-G 'Go Beyond' Rookie of the Month for June... Ranked 15th (2nd among rookies) in scoring at 15.7 ppg, 7th in steals (1.80 spg) and 20th in assists (a team-best 3.0 apg)... Also collected 3.2 rpg in 27.5 mpg, while shooting 40.3 percent from the field, 30.6 percent from three-point distance and 81.7 percent from the FT line (good for 20th)... Scored 20+ points seven times, eclipsing Chamique Holdsclaw's single-season WNBA mark for 20-point games off the bench (six in 2006); she reached double figures 27 times ... Registered the second point/assist double-double in franchise history May 31 vs. Phoenix; her 12 assists are the second-highest total ever by a Lynx player as well as the WNBA's second-best single-game effort in 2008... Scored a season-high 27 points July 17 at Houston, tying the second-highest point total by a non-starter in WNBA history... Contributed a season-high eight rebounds June 20 at Detroit, and scored a game-high 26 points June 14 at New York... Scored all of her 22 points June 3 at Atlanta in the 2nd half, including 15 in the 4th quarter; she also tallied 15 points in the final period of the July 19 victory at San Antonio.

College
Named State Farm Wade Trophy winner (National Player of the Year) in 2008... Named 2007-08 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner... Named a Kodak/WBCA All-American (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), just the seventh player in Division I history to earn the honor four times... First-team Associated Press All-American (2008)... Second-team Associated Press All-American (2005, 2006, 2007)... Pac-10 Player of the Year (2005, 2006, 2008), first Pac-10 freshman to earn the Player of the Year honor (2005)... Wade Trophy finalist (2006, 2007, 2008), John Wooden Award finalist (2007, 2008), and Naismith Award finalist (2008)... Pac-10 Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2005, 2007, 2008)... Stanford's all-time leader in points per game (19.2 ppg), total points (2,629), career 3-pointers made (295), career free throws made (556) and career steals (281)... Pac-10's all-time leader in total points and career 3-pointers made. Passed Los Angeles Sparks star Lisa Leslie (2,414 career points, USC) as the Pac-10's all-time leading scorer on March 2, 2008... Led the Cardinal to their first appearance in the NCAA Championship game since 1992... Set new Stanford single-season records in points (787), and free throws made (184)(2007-08)... Became the first player to record two 40-point efforts in a single NCAA Tournament (2007-08)... Scored in double figures 37 times, 20 or more points 18 times and 30 or more points five times (2007-08)... Became 26th player in school history to score 1,000 points during and did so in the second-fastest pace (54 games)(2005-06)... Led Stanford and ranked fifth in the nation with 21.8 points per game and scored in double-figures in all 34 games (2005-06)... Averaged 26.0 ppg in the NCAA Tournament (2005-06)... Named USBWA Co-Freshman of the Year... Led team with 17.5 points per game and 85 steals (2004-05)... Averaged 19.3 points per game during NCAA Tournament (2004-05).

Personal

Born in Baltimore, Md. and raised in San Diego, Cal... Daughter of Angela and the late Alan Wiggins... Father, Alan, played seven seasons with the San Diego Padres (won the 1984 World Series) and Baltimore Orioles in the MLB... Has one brother, Alan Jr. who was a four-year letter winner with the University of San Francisco men's basketball team... Founded the Candice Wiggins Foundation in 2008. It is an organization aimed at reaching out to youth about the AIDS/HIV epidemic... Captained the USA Junior National Team during the summer of 2004... Scored 23 points in the final as she led the U.S. to a gold medal at the FIBA America's Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament... Honored as California's Ms. Basketball in 2004... First-Team All-America selection by Parade Magazine and Student Sports... Earned Second-Team All-America honors from USA Today and Street & Smith's... Selected as a McDonald's All-American (West Team)... 2003-04 Adidas Top Ten Camp MVP... Four-year team captain at La Jolla Country Day high school... Guided La Jolla Country Day to two state titles (2001, 2002) and two runner-up finishes (2003, 2004)... Rated as the No. 1 shooting guard and No. 7 overall player in the All-Star Girls Report... Honored as the Coastal South League and CIF Division IV Player of the Year in each of her four seasons... Graduated from Stanford in June 2008 with a degree in communications.

Career Transactions

Selected by Minnesota Lynx in the first round (third overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft.
Acquired by the Tulsa Shock from the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for Tulsa's second round pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft on March 1, 2013.