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Maya Moore            

WNBA Basketball Forward, Minnesota Lynx

Maya Moore was born June 11, 1989 and is an American basketball forward for the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA, and the winner of the 2006 and 2007 Naismith Prep Player of the Year. She was selected as the John Wooden Award winner in 2009 after leading Connecticut to the undefeated national championship. The following season, Moore led Connecticut to capture its second national championship and continued its overall undefeated game-winning streak at 78; in the 2010–11 season, she led the Huskies to extend that streak to an NCAA both-gender record (all divisions) of 90.

Moore led the Huskies to a 36-2 record in the 2007-08 NCAA season, their best record since their Final Four appearance of 2004. During the season, Moore averaged a team-high 17.8 points per game, and hit 42% of her three point shots. She was second to Candace Parker in the Associated Press Player of the Year voting. Moore also placed second on the team in rebounds with 7.6 per game and blocks with 1.6 per game. She was the first freshman, male or female, to be named the Big East Player of the Year. Moore won the award again as a sophomore.

In 2008-2009, Moore lead the team in scoring and steals, and tied Tina Charles for total rebounds en route to a 39–0 season, culminating in an NCAA National Championship.

On 7 March, against Syracuse, Maya Moore scored the 2,000th point of her college career. She is the first player at UConn to accomplish this feat as a junior.

During the 2009-10 season, some of the sports media considered whether the dominance of the UConn program was bad for women’s basketball. Some concluded it was not bad for the game, and supported the notions of playing hard and trying to play a beautiful game.

Moore was the subject of an ESPN Sports Science video clip, discussing her vertical leap, court vision, and muscle memory. They discussed her ability to steal, noting that she can move her hands faster than the striking speed of a rattlesnake.


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Maya Moore tells PEOPLE of the women's team heading to Rio.

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Coming off a 31-point Game 4 performance, Maya Moore continued to play well into the do-or-die Game 5 Minnesota Lynx-Los Angeles Sparks matchup.

Maya Moore hopes UConn shatters own record winning streak

Maya Moore has been watching UConn intently, cheering for them to keep winning.

Maya Moore Went Off And The Lynx Won Game 2 Of The WNBA Finals

Lynx forward Maya Moore did most of the damage in Game 2, finishing with 21 points, ... Moore said she struggled to sleep after the Game 1 loss to the Sparks, ...

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