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Sparks' Parker chosen as WNBA rookie of the year

Updated: October 3, 2008, 3:17 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO -- Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks was the unanimous choice Friday as WNBA rookie of the year.

Parker led the rookies in scoring (18.5 ppg), rebounding (9.5 rpg), blocks (2.3 bpg) and minutes (33.6 mpg). She received all 45 votes from a national panel of sports writers and broadcasters.

Coming off an NCAA title at Tennessee, Parker was the top pick in the league draft in April. She had the best rookie debut in WNBA history with 34 points, 12 rebounds and eight ...

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