Ex-Stanford player Candice Wiggins, one of C’s favorites in a team of favorites, won the Eurocup Player of the Year Award. She plays for the Minnesota Lynx in the US during the summer, and in the off-season, makes more money playing for her Greece Team, Sony Athinaikos. She also lead Sony Athinaikos to its first ever Eurocup Crown, a feat she wasn’t able to do with Stanford her senior year, losing in the title game to Tennessee.
Candice was also named Guard of the Year and Import of the Year (What is she, a Toyota?), in addition to being named to the EuroCup First Team.
Not only was this the first Eurocup title for Athinaiko, it was the first for any Greek team. Her team also plays in the Greek league. In that league, Candice led Athinaikos to an undefeated record and the league crown and her team also captured the Greek Cup. That’s a lot of hardware. Can’t wait to see her back in the US.
More Stanford Stuff and Candice Wiggins at the original C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog