Candace Parker Named to 2012 U.S. Olympic Roster
Los Angeles (March 30, 2012) – USA Basketball today announced that Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker was among 11 players named to the final 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team. This is Parker’s second selection to the team, her first was as a member of the 2008 Olympic gold medal team in
After being the No. 1 draft pick in 2008, Parker, a 6’4” forward/center out of the
“This is a great honor for Candace as there’s nothing like playing for your country in the Olympics,” said Sparks General Manager and Vice President
Joining Parker on the Olympic team are as follows: Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx), Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Swin Cash (Chicago Sky), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever), Tina Charles (
The Olympic women's basketball competition will be held July 28-Aug. 11 in the Olympic Park Basketball Arena (preliminary round and quarterfinals) and North Greenwich Arena (semifinals and finals). For more information and competition schedule, visit www.USABasketball.com.