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The Last Word: Naperville Central Girls Basketball Team


The Last Word: Naperville Central Girls Basketball Team

The Chicago Sky earned the franchise its first WNBA title, last Sunday.

A key part of that success was Candace Parker. She came back to her hometown and led the Sky to the Top.

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As part of our Last Word series, we visited the place where Parker’s ascent began: her former high school, Naperville Central.

While at Naperville Central, Candace Parker led the girls’ basketball team to win back-to-back state championships in 2003 and 2004. She was also chosen twice as Gatorade’s Player of the Year.


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