Professional Profile and Personal Life
Maya Moore is a professional basketball player and a prominent figure in the Women’s National Basketball Association. She plays for Minnesota Lynx but is currently on a hiatus since 2019.
Moore attended secondary school at Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County, where she was a starter for the Eagles for four years. She had a record of 125-3 with the team and was named Sophomore All-America Team and USA Today Freshman during her time.
Besides basketball, Moore participated in track and field during her high school years. She was also an excellent student who graduated with a 4.0-grade point average. Moore finished high school with numerous awards and was an all-time leader with 2,664 points, 1,212 rebounds, 407 assists, and 467 steals.
After high school, she played college basketball at UConn from 2007 to 2011. She led the Huskies through numerous victories and became one of its most awarded players. Moore was even the first freshman from her college to be named an All-American.
Her college career is impressive, with 150 games won and only four losses. She amassed 3,036 points in total, along with 1,276 rebounds, 310 steals, 544 assists, and 204 blocks. For her contributions, Moore was named to UConn’s Huskies of Honor.
Minnesota Lynx selected Moore in the first round of the 2011 WNBA draft, placing 1st pick overall. She signed a three-year contract and then re-signed another four years on May 7, 2015. Besides the WNBA, Moore played in the EuroLeague Women’s games, the Spanish domestic league, and the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association from 2011 to 2018.
She also joined the USA Basketball Women’s National Team in 2009, participating in the FIBA World Championships and Summer Olympics on four occasions. Moore has many awards and honors in her name, the latest of which is the Arthur Ashe Courage Award given to her in 2021.
- 2021 – WNBA 25th Anniversary Team
- 2018 – WNBA Steals Leader
- 2016 – WNBA 20th Anniversary Team
- 2015, 2017, 2018 – 3x WNBA All-StarGame MVP
- 2014, 2017 – 2x WNBA All-DefensiveSecond Team
- 2014 – WNBA MVP
- 2014 – WNBA Scoring Leader
- 2013 – WNBA Finals MVP
- 2013-2017 – 5x All-WNBA First Team
- 2012, 2018 – 2x All-WNBA Second Team
- 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 – 4x WNBAChampion
- 2011, 2013-15, 2017-18 – 6x WNBAAll-Star
- 2011 - WNBA Rookie of the Year
- 2011 – WNBA All-Rookie Team
Medals, Representing the United States
- Gold – 2012 London
- Gold – 2016 Rio de Janeiro
- Gold – 2010 Czech Republic
- Gold – 2014 Turkey