Candace Parker picked for SEC Player of Week

University of Tennessee Lady Volunteer sophomore basketball standout Candace Parker was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week for her recent performances in wins over #20/21 UCLA (83-60) and #11 Arizona State (83-74).

Last season, Candace Parker received the league's Freshman of the Week honor on four occasions, and the Player of the Week award once during her rookie campaign.

In the two contests Parker averaged 23.5 points and eight rebounds along with four steals and a pair of blocks. In the game against Arizona State, the Naperville, Ill., native picked up her 11th career double-double and first of the season with 25 points and 10 rebounds. She shot 10-of-15 from the field against UCLA and stayed perfect from the line (2-of-2) for 22 points, six rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block to earn Philips Player of the Game accolades.

The scoring occurrences marked the 35th and 36th double figure games in her 39-game career. The match-ups were also the 10th and 11th game with 20 or more points.

The Lady Vols return to Thompson-Boling Arena on Friday with a matchup against No. 10 Stanford with tip-off set for 7 p.m.

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