Lynx Forward Maya Moore Named to WNBA All-Defensive Second Team
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today announced Maya Moore was selected to the 2014 WNBA All-Defensive Second Team. This is the first All-Defensive team honor for Moore and the fifth time in franchise history that a player has been named All-Defensive Team. Rebekkah Brunson (2011-2013) has made the team three times and Nicky Anosike (2009) was the first player in team history to be honored.
Moore is joined on the Second Team by Alana Beard (Los Angeles), Tamika Catchings (Indiana), Sylvia Fowles (Chicago) and Danielle Robinson (San Antonio). Selected by the WNBA’s 12 head coaches, the All-Defensive First Team is highlighted by Brittney Griner (Phoenix), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta), Sancho Lyttle (Atlanta), Briann January (Indiana) and Tanisha Wright (Seattle).
Wrapping up her fourth WNBA season, Moore averaged 23.9 points and 8.1 rebounds while starting all 34 games during the regular season. She set a career-high with 10 point/rebound double-doubles and pulled down a season-high 13 rebounds on two occasions. The league's Most Valuable Player ranked eighth in the league in rebounding (8.1 rpg), fifth in steals (1.9 spg) and 14th in blocks per game (0.8 bpg). Moore set a career-high with four blocked shots against Seattle on June 29 and recorded five steals on multiple occasions.
Below are the entire results for the 2014 WNBA All-Defensive First and Second Teams:
2014 WNBA ALL-DEFENSIVE FIRST TEAM
|Brittney Griner||Phoenix Mercury||Center||55|
|Sancho Lyttle||Atlanta Dream||Forward||45|
|Briann January||Indiana Fever||Guard||53|
|Angel McCoughtry||Atlanta Dream||Forward||30|
|Tanisha Wright||Seattle Storm||Guard||30|
2014 WNBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM
|Maya Moore||Minnesota Lynx||Forward||17|
|Alana Beard||Los Angeles Sparks||Guard||29|
|Tamika Catchings||Indiana Fever||Forward||29|
|Sylvia Fowles||Chicago Sky||Center||17|
|Danielle Robinson||San Antonio Stars||Guard||20|
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