Candice Dupree

Basketball Player, America



Basketball Player, America

WNBA Career

The Chicago team, one of the expansion teams, chose Candice Dupree as 6th overall in the 2006 WNBA draft. As a newbie, she was named to the Eastern Conference. She competed against her former college coach Dawn Stanley in her first all-star game.

Shooting Stars

Along with Ben Gordon and ex-bulls star Scottie Pipen, she participated in the Shooting Star Competition in 2007 NBA All-star weekend. Dupree again represented Chicago in 2008 at the shooting star competition with Chris Duhon and B.J Armstrong.

Overseas Career

In the 2007-08 WNBA off-seasons, Dupree played as a professional in Poland for the TS Wisla Can-Pack Krakow club. In 2008, Wisla Can-Pack won the PLKK championship, and Dupree was considered one of the most important players of the championship series. In 2009, she was named "Rest of the World '' (Non-European) for the Squad Euro League Women All-Star game.

From 2009-to 2011, she played two consecutive off-seasons for Good Angels Kosice in Slovakia. She played four off-seasons in Russia for WBC Spartak Moscow Region, Dynamo Kursk, and Nadezhda Orenberg from 2011 to 2015. In the first portion of 2014-15, she played in China for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the WCBA.

In August 2016, she signed with ZVVZ USK Praha for the 2016-17 off-season. Later, she signed with Sopron Basket of the Hungarian League for the 2018-19 off-season. Finally, in the 2020-21 off-season, Dupree did her second stint with ZVVZ USK Praha.

USA Basketball

In the 2005 World University Games team, Dupree was a member of the team representing the US in Izmir, Turkey. She led her team and scored 16 points in the quarter-finals against Taiwan. Dupree managed 7.6 points per game, helping the team to a 7-0 record, and bagged the gold medal at the event.

In 2009, she was invited to the USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp. As a result, she was one of the twenty players named to the national pool team from which only twelve will be chosen to represent the US in the 2010 World Championship and the 2012 Olympics.

She was also a part of the National team members to represent the US Basketball team in the WNBA versus USA basketball. By entering this game, she got direct entry into the FIBA World Championship for women, which was held in the Czech Republic during September and October 2010. She also represented the US at the World Championship.

Under the guidance of her coach, Geno Auriemma, she managed to win her first game against Greece with 26 points. She won this game under limited practice as many of her team members were still playing in the WNBA before leaving for the Czech Republic. Her team continued to dominate by exceeding 20 points as victory margins in the first five games. Many players shared the scoring honors, with Swin Cash, Angel McCoughtry, Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi, Lindsay Whalen, and Sylvia Fowlers ending as high scorers in the first few games.

The most important win was against undefeated Australia; the USA recorded a 24- point lead, prevailed 83-75, and bagged victory. Then, they faced the host, the Czech Republic, in which the USA team had only a five-point lead at halftime, which was cut to three points. Nevertheless, team USA bagged the gold medal and won the championship flawlessly. Dupree scored 9.2 points per game while hitting 75% of her goal attempts, and she led the team in rebounding, with 6.0 per game.

Career Highlights

  • Career-high 5 steals (2009)
    On July 7, 2009, Candice Dupree scored 5 steals in Chicago Sky's road loss against Sacramento Monarchs, 83-73. She also scored 18 points, 2 rebounds, and 3 assists.

  • Career-high 20 rebounds (2007)
    On August 7, 2007, she set her career-high in rebounds in a WNBA (W) game. She grabbed 20 rebounds for Indiana Fever. She also had 4 points, 3 assists, 1 steal, and 2 blocks.

  • Career-high 32 points (2010)
    On July 24, 2010, Dupree scored 32 points in Phoenix Mercury's road win against Minnesota Lynx and set the record for the highest score in her career. She also had 16 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 2 blocks. She shot 13/17 from two, shooting at 76.5% from the field. She also shot 6/8 from the free-throw line.

  • Career-high 4 shot blocks (2012)
    Candice Dupree tied her career-high by scoring 4 blocks in Phoenix Mercury's home loss against Los Angeles Sparks, 88-99 on May 26, 2012.

  • Career-high 7 assists (2017)
    On August 20, 2017, Candice dished 7 assists in Indiana Fever's home loss against Washington Mystics, 82-87. She also scored 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 blocks.

Personal Information
BornAugust 16, 1984 (age 37) ,Midwest City, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight178 lb (81 kg)

Career Information
High schoolPaul R. Wharton (Tampa, Florida)
CollegeTemple (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall Selected by the Chicago Sky
Playing career2006–present

No. 4 – Atlanta Dream
PositionPower forward


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