Players

A - C D - I J - N O - S T - Z
Minnesota Lynx

Maya Moore #23 Forward

Maya Moore

Player Finder

Player Comparison

Close

Background

Notable
• WNBA Champion (2013, 2011)
• 2013 WNBA Finals MVP
• All-WNBA First Team selection (2013)
• All-WNBA Second Team selection (2012)
• Olympic gold medalist (2012)
• WNBA All-Star (2013, 2011)
• WNBA Player of the Week (2013- 3 2012 – 2)
• WBBA Player of the Month (2013 -2)
• Matched WNBA record with five three-pointers in a quarter (Sept. 17, 2012)
• 2011 WNBA Rookie of the Year
• First overall pick in 2011 WNBA Draft

2013:Ended her third season with the Lynx on a high note after being named the WNBA's Western Conference Player of the Month for both August and September… They're the first such honors of her career; she also garnered Player of the Week accolades on three occasions (Aug. 12, Aug. 26, Sept. 16)… Started all 34 contests, running her career total to 102 consecutive games played… Registered career highs in eight of the nine major statistical categories -- and finished among the league's top 20 in each -- highlighted by placing 3rd in the WNBA in scoring (18.5 ppg)… Also ranked 6th in steals (1.74 spg), 12th in blocks (0.97 bpg), 15th in rebounds (6.2 rpg), 17th in assists (3.0) and 8th in minutes (31.4 mpg)… Shot 50.9% from the field (good for 10th), 88.2% from the FT line (7th) and a franchise-record 45.3% from three-point range to break Svetlana Abrosimova's previous club mark (44.6% in 2007)… Drilled 72 treys overall, becoming the first player in WNBA history to lead the league in both three-pointers made and three-point accuracy in the same season… Picked off a season-high five steals Sept. 10 at Seattle, one of nine times she swiped 3+… Scored 25 of her 30 points in the 1st half Aug. 31 vs. Seattle; it's her second career 30+ effort… Poured in a career-high 35 points Aug. 24 vs. Indiana, joining Katie Smith and Seimone Augustus as the only players in Lynx history to score 35+… Netted 26 points, 10 rebounds and six assists Aug. 6 at San Antonio, one of four double-doubles this year (11 career)… Started the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game on July 27 in Connecticut, tallying 14 points… Pulled in a career-high 16 rebounds June 19 at Phoenix, part of the first 25+ point/15+ board effort in club history… Also had 26 points; it was the second time this year (fifth career) she led the Lynx across the board (pts/reb/ast)...2012: Concluded her second year in the WNBA as the Lynx' only player to start all 34 contests… Increased her averages and percentages in all nine major categories from her 2011 Rookie of the Year campaign, and joined Tamika Catchings as the only players to rank among the league's top 30 in every one… Tallied 16.4 ppg (11th), 6.0 rpg (14th), 3.6 apg (14th) and 1.47 spg (16th) while logging a team-high 29.7 mpg… Boosted that to 19.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 4.1 apg and 1.65 spg in 31.6 mpg over the final 17 games… Shot 46.5% from the floor, 38.8% from beyond the arc and 87.9% (4th in the WNBA) from the FT line; her 73 treys made are the most by any Lynx player since Katie Smith had 78 in 2003… Collected six double-doubles; she was Minnesota's leading scorer 16 times, top rebounder six times and leader in assists on seven occasions… Scored her 1000th career point in the Sept. 23 finale at San Antonio… Tallied a career-high 29 points Sept. 17 vs. Indiana, matching a WNBA record by hitting five treys in the 3rd quarter… The Sept. 14 outing at Indiana was the third time she led the Lynx across the board (pts/reb/ast)… Named Western Conference Player of the Week twice (Aug. 20, Sept. 10)… Scored 19 of her 23 points after intermission Sept. 7 vs. Atlanta, adding a career-best 12 rebounds in a career-high 41:47… Her seven steals Sept. 4 vs. Los Angeles tied the franchise record; she handed out a career-high eight assists Aug. 31 vs. Tulsa… Scored 28 points July 12 vs. Tulsa, including a club-record 19 in the 2nd quarter; her 11-for-12 effort from the FT line marked career highs in both categories… Swiped five steals June 23 vs. Chicago, and poured in 26 points June 9 at Tulsa, the first of nine 20+ outings... 2011: Started all 34 games during her first season in Minnesota, the WNBA's only rookie to accomplish that feat... Collected 13.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 2.6 apg while playing 28 mpg; she also ranked 12th in the WNBA in steals (1.41 spg)... Shot 43.9% from the field, 36.9% (58-for-157) from three-point range and 78.8% from the FT line; her accuracy climbed to 49.0% (71-for-145) - 45.5% (30-for-66) from beyond the arc - over the final 14 games... Was the Lynx' top scorer seven times, with 23 double-figure nights and five 20+ outings... Scored a game-high 19 points Sept. 4 at New York, one of seven times she led... Named the WNBA's Rookie of the Month for both July and August... Registered her first career double-double Aug. 28 at San Antonio, totaling 19 points and a season-high 12 rebounds... Pumped in a season-high 28 points Aug. 9 at Phoenix; she tied Tamika Catchings' WNBA record by shooting 6-for-6 from behind the arc... Also swiped five steals at Phoenix, a team season best... Played a season-high 34:51 Aug. 2 vs. Phoenix... Started the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game on July 23 in San Antonio, totaling 10 points and three assists... Dealt a season-high six assists July 29 vs. Seattle, and her nine rebounds July 16 vs. Seattle; Minnesota went 11-0 when she grabbed 6+ boards... Netted 26 points July 9 vs. Connecticut; her six three-pointers were one short of Katie Smith's club single-game record (at Seattle, June 14, 2003)... Named the 2011 winner of the Honda Broderick Cup on June 27, the second straight year she's been honored.

Playoffs
2013:Led the Lynx to the second WNBA Championship in franchise history, averaging a team-best 20.9 points per game in seven postseason games... was named the 2013 WNBA Finals MVP after averaging 20.0 ppg as the Lynx swept the Atlanta Dream to win the championship... 2012: Averaged 16.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in nine postseason games… Shot 43.3% from three-point range and 91.3% from the free-throw line… Scored 20+ points four times in the postseason, including a postseason-high 23 against Indiana in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals… 2011: In her first postseason appearance, averaged 13.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as the Lynx won the 2011 WNBA Championship… Started all eight contests, reaching double-figures scoring in seven games, including scoring 20+ points once… Drained six-of-eight three pointers in game two of the Western Conference Finals to lead the Lynx to their first ever WNBA Finals appearance.

International
2012: Earned a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London; she averaged 9.0 ppg (46.4%) and 5.6 rpg in eight games (five starts) for Team USA… 2011: Participated in the USA Basketball Women’s National Team May Training Camp in Las Vegas… 2010: Helped Team USA win the gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championships, held Sept. 23-Oct. 3 in the Czech Republic… Averaged 8.7 ppg (48.9%) and 3.3 rpg in nine contests, scoring nine points in the gold-medal game Oct. 3 vs. the host Czechs… Played for the USA National Team in the 2010 "Stars at the Sun" contest July 10 in Uncasville, Conn.… 2009: Her USA Basketball résumé also includes gold medals at the 2009 World University Games (did not play due to injury), held in Belgrade, Serbia, and the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championships, held in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Overseas
2012-13: Won the WCBA (China) championship with the Shanxi Flame in their first year of existence… Averaged 38.7 points, 12.6 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 3.6 steals in 28 games… Scored 60 points with 13 rebounds on Nov. 10 against Yunnan… Topped the 50-point mark four times during the winter… Recorded a triple double on Feb. 2 in the WCBA Finals, scoring 43 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and dishing out 11 assists… 2011-12: Helped Spanish power Ros Casares Valencia win EuroLeague and Liga Femenina championships… Averaged 13.1 ppg and 4.2 rpg in 20 Spanish league contests, shooting 50.0% from the field and 45.3% from long range; she registered 12.7 ppg and 6.2 rpg in 10 EuroLeague appearances.

College
UConn’s career scoring leaders with a total of 3,036 points - surpassing Tina Charles’ total of 2,346 on Dec. 5, 2010… Trophy case includes three Wade Trophy Awards (given annually to the nation’s best player), two Wooden and Naismith Awards and two National Championship trophies… Became just the second player in NCAA history to be named an All-American four times… Captained the UConn women to an astounding 90 consecutive victories – a total that broke the NCAA record for consecutive wins without a loss… Finished career an incredible 150-4, setting the all-time NCAA mark for career wins – male or female… Shot over 50.0 percent from the floor in each of her four seasons with Connecticut and made 311 three-pointers over her career – second most in school history… Scored at least 20 points 76 times and 30 or more points 12 times in her career… Honored as the 2010 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year and as the 2010 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year… Moore was also honored as a CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2008-09… Became only the second freshman all-time to be honored as an AP First Team pick in 2007-08… Named to the 2009 WBCA Classic All-Tournament Team as a junior… Honored as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NCAA Tournament and selected to the All-NCAA Tournament Team in 2009… Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 NCAA Dayton Regional and of the 2009 NCAA Trenton Regional… Broke the UConn single-season scoring record with her total of 754 points as a sophomore - besting Kara Wolters’ previous record total (694)… A multi-dimensional player who can play any position on the floor… Named 2007-08, 2008-2009 and 2010-11 BIG EAST Player of the Year… Moore was the first freshman ever to be named BIG EAST Player of the Year in 2007-08… 2009 BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player… Has 50 double-doubles… Has registered double-figure points in 149 of 154 career games… Became the fastest player to reach the 2,000-point milestone in UConn history and the first junior to do so with 16 points vs. Syracuse (3/7/10)… Became the fastest player to reach the 1,000-point milestone in UConn history, doing so in her 55th career game with 40 points vs. Syracuse (1/17/09), besting previous record of 63 games held by Svetlana Abrosimova… Set UConn and BIG EAST single-game records with 10 three-point field goals vs. Syracuse (1/17/09)… Owns BIG EAST Freshman scoring record with 678 points besting Tamara James (Miami, Fla.) previous BIG EAST freshman record total of 650… The consensus 2007 National High School Player of the Year… Earned the Naismith following both her junior and senior prep seasons, becoming only the second two-time winner of the award… Named as the 2008 Atlanta Sports Awards High School Athlete of the Year… Graduated from high school with a 4.0 grade point average… Two-time McDonald’s All-America selection.

Personal

Born on June 11, 1989 in Jefferson City, Missouri...The daughter of Kathryn Moore... A Sport Media & Promotion major at Connecticut... Had her first exposure to basketball at the age of three when mother, Kathryn, mounted a hoop on the back door of their apartment.

Career Transactions

Selected by Minnesota in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 2011 WNBA Draft... Signed on April 14, 2011.