Maya April Moore is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association who is on sabbatical. Naming her their inaugural Performer of the Year in 2017, Sports Illustrated called Moore the greatest winner in the history of women's basketball. In high school, Moore was the National Gatorade Player of the Year, the Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year, and a McDonald's All-American. She played forward for the UConn women's basketball team and won back to back national championships in 2009 and 2010. She was selected as the John Wooden Award winner in 2009 after leading Connecticut to an undefeated national championship. The following season, Moore led Connecticut to its second straight national championship and continued its overall undefeated streak at 78; in the 2010–11 season, she led the Huskies in extending that streak to an NCAA both-gender record of 90.
|Born:||June 11, 1989, Jefferson City, Missouri|
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|Listed weight:||178 lb|
|High school:||Collins Hill (Suwanee, Georgia)|
|NBA draft:||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1, Minnesota Lynx|
About Maya Moore
Star forward who led the University of Connecticut to an undefeated season and NCAA Championship in 2009 and another Championship in 2010. She was selected first overall in the WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx in 2011 and helped lead the team to WNBA Championships in 2011 and 2013.
She led Collins Hill High School to a Georgia state championship and was named 2007 Naismith Prep Player of the Year.
Outside of the WNBA, she played professionally for Ros Casares Valencia in Spain from 2011 to 2012 and joined China's Shanxi Xing Rui Flame in 2012.
Her mother, Kathryn Moore, raised her as a single mother. She has two sisters, Ashley and Olivia Dabney.
She and Candace Parker both won the WNBA's Rookie of the Year Award.
Information related to Maya Moore
- Connecticut Huskies women's basketball - The Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team is the college basketball program representing the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut, in NCAA Division I women's basketball competition.
- Ros Casares Valencia players
- Shanxi Flame players
- Women's National Basketball Association first overall draft picks
- Sportspeople from Jefferson City, Missouri
- Gatorade National Basketball Player of the Year
- Women's National Basketball Association All-Stars
- Minnesota Lynx players
- Basketball players from Missouri
- Olympic gold medalists for the United States in basketball
- Parade High School All-Americans (girls' basketball)
- Basketball players at the 2012 Summer Olympics
- Basketball players at the 2016 Summer Olympics
- Basketball players from Georgia (U.S. state)
- American expatriate basketball people in Russia
- American expatriate basketball people in China
- African-American Christians