Cheyenne Parker (born August 2, 1992) majored in mass communications while playing college basketball for Middle Tennessee State. Parker is the daughter of Verna Bryant and Stanley Parker. Her brother Yusef played football for the New York Panthers, while her other brother Kalik played college basketball at SUNY Plattsburgh.
The Chicago Sky selected Parker with the fifth overall pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft. Parker played 30 games as a substitute in her first season, scoring 2.2 points per contest in the regular season. The Sky, who had a 21–13 record and finished second in the eastern conference, were defeated 2–1 by the Indiana Fever in the opening round.
The WNBA 2018 Season of Sky and Cheyenne Parker
2018 was a breakout season for Cheyenne Parker as she achieved a career-high average in almost every statistical category. In a 95–90 victory over the Las Vegas Aces on June 3, 2018, she recorded a career-high 20 points and 13 rebounds. In a 92–91 victory over the Dallas Wings on July 31, 2018, Parker tied her career-high of 20 points with the game-winning putback. Parker played 34 games with 5 starts and concluded the season averaging career-highs in every statistical category. The Sky’s record of 13–21 prevented them from making the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Despite failing to qualify for play-offs, Parker was rewarded with a 2-year contract by Sky for her outstanding season, filled with personal achievements.
These are just some of the personal achievements of Cheyenne Parker in the 2018 WNBA Season
- Parker was No. 15 In rebounds in WNBA that Season and Led the Team in that Category (196)
- Parker was ranked No. 14 for Block per game in the WNBA (1.1)
- Cheyenne scored her career-high 20 points three times that season
- Parker had a 53.1 average field goal percentage and averaged 10 points per game
- Against Vegas, Cheyenne tallied a career-high 13 rebounds
- Parker also averaged 5.8 rebounds per game
- Scored in double digits 16 times this season
- Parker also earned 3 double-doubles this season