Candice Dana Wiggins is a former American professional basketball player whose career spanned both the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and overseas leagues in Spain and Greece. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented players of her generation, and her achievements on the court have earned her a place in the history books.
Wiggins began her basketball career at Stanford University, where she played college basketball and graduated as the all-time leading scorer in Stanford and Pac-10 women's basketball history. Her achievements at Stanford caught the attention of professional teams, and she was drafted third overall by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2008 WNBA draft.
Over the course of her professional career, Wiggins played for several teams including the Minnesota Lynx, Tulsa Shock, Los Angeles Sparks, and New York Liberty. In 2011, Wiggins won a WNBA championship with the Minnesota Lynx, and in the same year, she was also awarded the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year award.
Wiggins' impressive career statistics speak to her talent as a basketball player. She averaged 9.4 points per game, 2.2 rebounds per game, and 1.7 assists per game over her eight-year career in the WNBA. She also shot an impressive 35.9% from three-point range, showcasing her shooting skills on the court.
In addition to her professional career, Wiggins has also played overseas in Spain and Greece, further cementing her status as a trailblazer in women's basketball. She has paved the way for future generations of women's basketball players, and her legacy continues to inspire young players to this day.
Although Wiggins retired from professional basketball in 2016, her impact on the game is still felt today. She remains a beloved figure in the basketball community, and her contributions to the sport have helped to raise the profile of women's basketball around the world.
Candice Wiggins is a true basketball icon, and her impressive career will forever be remembered as a testament to the power of hard work, dedication, and talent.