Top 2011 WNBA Draft Pick Maya Moore Debuts as Most Popular Jersey

NEW YORK, JULY 18, 2011 – Despite only entering the league in April 2011, this year's WNBA No. 1 Draft pick Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx has skyrocketed to the top spot on the WNBA’s list of most popular jerseys. Based on sales on WNBAStore.com from October 2010 through June 2011, the forward’s jersey is the second best-selling for a No. 1 WNBA Draft pick since Candace Parker, who had held the top ranking since October 2008.

Other highlights from the list include New York Liberty guard Essence Carson moving from No. 6 to the No. 3 spot and Tulsa Shock guard Marion Jones debuting on the list at No. 6. For overall team merchandise, new teams emerged in the top 5, including Minnesota (No. 1), the Atlanta Dream (No. 3) and the Indiana Fever (No. 5).

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TOP 10 MOST POPULAR PLAYER JERSEYS:
1. Maya Moore – Minnesota Lynx*
2. Candace Parker – Los Angeles Sparks*
3. Essence Carson – New York Liberty
4. Lauren Jackson – Seattle Storm
5. Sylvia Fowles – Chicago Sky
6. Marion Jones – Tulsa Shock
7. Diana Taurasi – Phoenix Mercury*
8. Sue Bird – Seattle Storm*
9. Becky Hammon – San Antonio Silver Stars
10. Tina Charles – Connecticut Sun*
*Denotes 2011 WNBA All-Star participant

TOP 5 MOST POPULAR TEAM MERCHANDISE:
1. Minnesota Lynx
2. Seattle Storm
3. Atlanta Dream
4. Los Angeles Sparks
5. Indiana Fever


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Stars vs. Lynx

Seimone Augustus scores 17 points, Lindsay Whalen adds 14 points as the Lynx top the Stars 87-78.

Shock vs. Mystics

Ivory Latta scores 17 points, Monique Currie adds 16 points as the Mystics top the Shock 82-77.

Sky vs. Dream

Epiphanny Prince scores 21 points, Jessica Breland adds 15 points as the Sky edge the Dream 79-75.

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Liberty vs. Storm

Cappie Pondexter scores 20 points, Tina Charles adds 18 points and 14 rebounds as the Liberty defeat the Storm in overtime.