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Tale of the tapeCandace Parker| Forward, TennesseeCandice Wiggins| Guard, Stanford

Tale of the tape: Candace vs. Candice

Key stats: 21.4 ppg, 8.5 rpg

Hometown: Naperville, Ill.

High school: Naperville Central; alumni include New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, TV personality Paula Zahn and Hootie and the Blowfish founding member Jim Sonefeld

What teammates call her: CP

A favorite dish: Chicago-style pizza

Pregame ritual: Prayer

Family ties: Parker's brother Anthony, right, is a shooting guard for the Toronto Raptors.

Poster child: Parker had a poster on her wall of former NBA great Ron Harper when she was growing up.

Famous encounter: She once had a chance to meet Sanaa Lathan, who is one of her favorite actors.

Key stats: 20.3 ppg, 4.8 rpg

Hometown: San Diego

High school: La Jolla Country Day; alumni include actor Emma Caulfield and former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam

What teammates call her: Ice, C-Dub and C-Weezy

A favorite dish: Fried catfish

Pregame ritual: Prayer

Family ties: Wiggins' father, the late Alan Wiggins, was a major-league infielder.

Poster child: While in middle school, Wiggins had a poster in her bedroom of Tennessee legend Chamique Holdsclaw, right.

Famous encounter: Wiggins attended Pat Summitt's camp at Tennessee as a middle-schooler. Her reward for winning an individual award? Getting to meet Summitt.

Keith Niebuhr, Times staff writer

Tale of the tape: Candace vs. Candice 04/07/08 [Last modified: Monday, April 7, 2008 10:18pm]
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