Cheyenne Parker was selected by the Chicago Sky fifth overall in the 2015 WNBA Draft. In her debut season in the WNBA, the 6’4 center from Middle Tennessee State played in 30 games and averaged 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 points a game.
The Queens native was expected to bring energy and be a dominant post presence for the Sky. General Manager and Head Coach Pokey Chatman had no doubt that Parker would be a good fit for the Sky.
“Parker at 6-4 is a nice body with good hands who can face up, pound it in the paint and will be a true compliment to what we already have,” Chatman said.
Parker recorded her season high of eight points on opening night against Indiana. A notable highlight from her 2015 season was her block on eight-year WNBA veteran Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks on July 31. Parker pulled down a season-best seven rebounds on August 2 in the Sky’s 71-68 win over Washington.
One of Parker’s most productive games last season came on August 4 in Chicago’s 106-82 victory over Indiana. She filled the stat sheet across the board with six rebounds, four points and a season-best four blocks in 23 minutes, also a season-high. Parker went on to tie her season-best in blocks on August 7 against New York.
Fans can see Parker open her second WNBA season when the Sky takes on the Connecticut Sun on May 14 at Allstate Arena.