Maya Moore

Maya Moore

  • Date:
    Oct 24, 2013

Position: Forward
Height: 6'0" / 183 cms.
Weight: 170 lbs. / 77 kgs.
School: University of Connecticut ‘11
WNBA Team: Minnesota Lynx
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Twitter: @MooreMaya

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medals: 2012 Olympics, 2010 FIBA World Championship, 2009 World University Games, 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Is one of only eight players to have earned a World Championship gold medal, Olympic gold medal, an NCAA title and WNBA championship (Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Cynthia Cooper, Sheryl Swoopes, Diana Taurasi and Kara Wolters).
  • After being a part of three USA junior teams, was called up to the USA National Team in 2009 to participate in its fall training camp. Officially named to the USA National Team in 2010, Moore since has helped the USA to gold medals at the 2010 FIBA World Championship (9-0) and 2012 Olympic Games (8-0), while aiding the USA to a 9-0 exhibition mark.
  • Named to the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp roster, but was competing in the WNBA Finals and unable to attend.
  • The youngest player named to the 2010-12 USA National Team on March 3, 2010.
  • One of three then-collegiate players invited to attend the 2009 USA National Team fall training camp, was unable to play in the UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational due to school conflicts.
  • Member of the 2009 USA World University Games Team that posted a perfect 7-0 record to collect the gold medal in Belgrade, Serbia; did not play due to a sprained knee.
  • Member of the 2007 USA U19 squad that wrapped up a 9-0 record and gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Member of the 2006 USA U18 National Team that went 4-0 and won a gold medal at the 2006 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Professional Notes:

  • Drafted: No. 1 by the Minnesota Lynx in 2011.
  • WNBA Titles: 2011, 2013.
  • WNBA Finals MVP: 2013.
  • All-WNBA first team: 2013.
  • All-WNBA second team: 2012.
  • WNBA All-Star Games: 2011, 2013.
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year: 2011.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2011.
  • EuroLeague Title: 2012.
  • WCBA (China) Title: 2013.
  • WCBA Player of the Year: 2013.
  • WCBA Guard of the Year: 2013.
  • WCBA Import of the Year: 2013.
  • WCBA Defensive Player of the Year: 2013.
  • All-WCBA first team: 2013.
  • WCBA All-Imports Team: 2013.
  • WCBA All-Star Game: 2013 (injured).
  • Helped the Lynx post a WNBA-best 26-8 record in 2013 and capture the team's second WNBA title in three years.
  • Competed two seasons overseas and captured the 2012 EuroLeague title with Ros Casares (Spain) and the 2013 WCBA crown with the Shanxi Flame (China).
  • In her three years, the Lynx have finished with the best regular season record all three years and advanced to three WNBA Finals, including the second-best turnaround in league history, improving from 13-21 in 2010 to 27-7 in 2011.
  • The first rookie to be voted as a starter for the WNBA All-Star Game since Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings in 2002.

College Notes

  • During her four years at Connecticut, the Huskies posted a stunning 150-4 record (.974), including a perfect 90-0 streak that spanned three seasons, captured the 2009 and 2010 NCAA titles, advanced to the 2008 and 2011 Final Fours and won four Big East Conference Tournament championships and four Big East regular season crowns.
  • Fourth-leading scorer in NCAA history with 3,036 points.
  • Honda-Broderick Cup winner as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year (2010); and twice won the Honda Sports Award for basketball (2010, 2011).
  • Capital One University Division Academic All-American of the Year (2010, 2011) and Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2010, 2011).
  • Four-time Associated Press All-American first team and WBCA/State Farm All-American first team.
  • Unanimous National Player of the Year (2009, 2011): Naismith Award, Wade Trophy, A.P. Player of the Year, USBWA Player of the Year and John R. Wooden Award.
  • Lowe’s Senior C.L.A.S.S. Award (2011).
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2010), NCAA All-Final Four (2009, 2010, 2011), NCAA Regional MOP and All-Regional (2009, 2010, 2011).
  • First three-time winner of the State Farm Wade Trophy 2009, 2010, 2011); in winning in 2009, became just the second sophomore to earn the distinction.
  • Big East Player of the Year (2008, 2009, 2011), four-time All-Big East first team selection, Big East Tournament MVP (2009, 2011), Big East All-Tournament Team (2009, 2010, 2011), Big East Freshman of the Year (2008).
  • Top Female College Athlete ESPY (2009, 2010).

Personal Notes

  • Born on June 11, 1989 in Jefferson City, Mo.
  • The only child of Kathryn Moore, who played volleyball at Occidental College (Calif.).
  • Attended Collins Hill High School (Ga.), where she helped lead her teams to three Georgia state titles and one runner-up finish.
  • A two-time Naismith High School Player of the Year (2006, 2007), also was the USA Today, WBCA/State Farm and Gatorade National Player of the Year (2007).
  • Gatorade Georgia Player of the Year (2006, 2007).
  • An all-county track and field athlete, with a regional high jump title (5'8") and a state runner-up finish in 2005.
  • Has post-basketball career ambitions of getting into broadcast journalism.
  • Wanted to be a singer at age five and a pro basketball player at 15.
  • Hates peanut butter and loves red velvet cake.
  • First trip overseas was to Slovakia with the 2007 USA U19 World Championship Team.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012 OLY 8/5 32-69 .464 6-24 .250 2-3 .667
45/5.6
72/9.0
21
3
12
2012 OLYx 5/0 20-44 .455 3-11 .273 11-12 .917
30/6.0
54/10.8
14
3
15
2010 WC 9/ 0 31- 71 .437 9- 26 .346 7- 8 .875
30/ 3.3
78/ 8.7
19
3
8
2010 WCx 3/ 1 16- 31 .516 4- 8 .500 3- 4 .750
16/ 5.3
39/ 13.0
7
1
3
2010 WNT 1/ 0 6- 13 .462 0- 3 .000 0- 0 .---
8/ 8.0
12/ 12.0
5
0
3
2009 WUG DNP -- Injured
2007 U19 9/ 9 60-122 .492 6- 21 .286 21- 26 .808
58/ 6.4
147/ 16.3
21
8
17
2006 U18 4/ 3 14- 40 .350 1- 7 .143 9- 13 .692
22/ 5.5
38/ 9.5
9
4
15
Totals 39/18 179-390 .459 29- 100 .290 53- 66 .803
209/ 5.4
440/ 11.3
96
22
73

WNBA Statistics
YEAR G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013
34/34
233- 458
.509
72- 159
.453
90- 102
.882
210/ 6.2
628/ 18.5
101
33
59
2012 34/34 199-428 .465 73-188 .388 87-99 .879
205/ 6.0
558/ 16.4
124
22
50
2011 34/34 164- 374 .439 58- 157 .369 63- 80 .787
157/ 4.6
449/ 13.2
90
16
48
TOTALS
102/102
596-1260
.473
203- 504
.403
240- 281
.854
572/ 5.6
1635/ 16.0
315
71
157

College Statistics
YEAR G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2011 38/ 38 333- 636 .524 68- 177 .384 134- 159 .843
313/ 8.2
868/ 22.8
151
46
89
2010 39/ 38 279- 542 .515 80- 192 .417 98- 124 .790
325/ 8.3
736/ 18.9
150
40
82
2009 39/ 38 284- 545 .521 90- 226 .398 96- 123 .780
348/ 8.9
754/ 19.3
127
59
76
2008 38/ 30 275- 506 .543 73- 174 .420 55- 74 .743
290/ 7.6
678/ 17.8
116
59
63
TOTALS 154/144 1171-2229 .525 311- 769 .404 383- 480 .798
1276/ 8.3
3036/ 19.7
544
204
310

 

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