Candace Parker has agreed to join her hometown Chicago Sky, ESPN reported Wednesday afternoon.
Parker, 34, is a two-time WNBA MVP and Naperville Central graduate who will have the chance to wind down her career in front of family and friends, which was part of the draw to come to Chicago, ESPN reported. She’s an unrestricted free agent, and players can begin signing Monday.
Parker spent her first 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Sparks, winning the MVP in 2008 and 2013 and earning All-Star honors five times. Parker averaged 14.7 points and 9.7 rebounds in 22 games this past season, when she won the Defensive Player of the Year award as well.
The Sky went 12-10 last season, finishing in sixth place in the Western Conference. They then lost in the opening round of the playoffs.