The lessons Candace Parker learned on the basketball court at Naperville Central High School will help her reach the quarterfinals of Celebrity Jeopardy! Thursday, January 12th at 7pm on ABC.
The two-time MVP, seven-time All-Star WNBA Champion, Chicago Sky Basketball Team’s return to the frontline will face Patton Oswalt and Torrey DeVito in a three-game semi-final and a $1 million grand prize. .
Parker led Naperville Central to two state basketball championships, starred at the University of Tennessee, was a top draft pick for the 2008 Los Angeles Sparks, and helped lead the U.S. women’s basketball team to gold at last summer’s Olympics. Did.
She will represent the Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation during the “Jeopardy” match. The Mamba & Mambacita Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization established in honor of Kobe and Gianna Her Vilant to help underserved athletes and give boys and girls equal opportunities to pursue their sporting dreams. To do.
The third semi-finalist will be selected on January 19th and will feature BJ Novak (“The Office”), Brendan Hunt (“Ted Lasso”) and Kali Champion (“Pickled”).
Michael Cera (“Arrested Development”) earned the first semi-finalist spot in the game, which aired on January 5th.
The semi-final round, where the three winners will face off, will be shown on January 26th. The winner of that game advances to the finals.
Last fall, Ike Barinholtz (“Afterparty”) and Wil Wheaton (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) won the first two spots on Celebrity Jeopardy! Finals.
In other “Jeopardy!” news, ABC announced another spin-off this year, “Jeopardy! Masters.”
It has not been announced when the show will air.