Candice Wiggins retires from WNBA

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Candice Wiggins of the Minnesota Lynx during a break in action against the Indiana Fever during WNBA Finals on October 19, 2012. (Getty Images)

SAN DIEGO – Candice Wiggins, one of the greatest basketball players from San Diego County, is hanging up her high tops after eight seasons in WNBA.

The 29-year-old announced her retirement from the WNBA Tuesday in an article titled “Into the Sunset.”  She said she just doesn’t love the game anymore.

“For many, many years, I was in love with the game of basketball. I’m just not anymore… And that’s O.K.,” Wiggins wrote in her blog. “I can’t explain how much respect I have for the women who play 11 months out of the year for a decade or more. You rarely see your family, and if you don’t take impeccable care of your body, you’re done.”

The WBNA veteran played her first five seasons with Minnesota Lynx and the last three with Tulsa Shock, Los Angeles Sparks and New York Liberty.

Wiggins was a standout basketball player at Stanford as well as La Jolla Country Day. She was a four-year letter winner in both basketball and volleyball. She was named CIF Division IV Player of the Year for basketball and led her team to the state championships game all four years.

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