Maya Moore is an American professional basketball player who plays as a small forward for Minnesota Lynx in Women's NBA. She is the 4 times WNBA Champion and 2014 FIBA World Championship MVP.
Early Life, Family & Education
Maya Moore was born as Maya April Moore in Jefferson City, Missouri, the United States, to parents Michael Dabney and Kathryn Moore.
She is of American nationality and belongs to black ethnicity. She has two siblings; sisters Olivia Dabney and Ashley Dabney.
Maya Moore was passionate about basketball since her high school days in Collins Hill High School. She has also attended the University of Connecticut.
Career, Awards & Achievements
During her first year, she was named the Big East Player of the Year and made a record for being the first freshman to be honored with this award.
In the 2011 WNBA draft, she joined Minnesota Lynx but she played for Ros Casares Valencia that year.
In 2012, she played for Ros Casares Valencia after which she won both the Spanish league title and EuroLeague title
Maya scored a career-high 48 points, the second highest single-game total in WNBA history on July 22, 2014, and because of this, she earned the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award.
In 2016, Moore passed Diana Taurasi for most points scored in WNBA Finals history (262). In 2017, she was voted into the 2017 WNBA All-Star Game.
She won a second All-Star MVP award after scoring a team-high 23 points for the Western Conference All-Stars team in a 130–121 victory.
Moore scored a season-high 38 points in an 80-75 victory over the Mercury on July 22, 2018. She was also voted for the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game.
Here's the list of her awards and achievements.
- 4 times WNBA champion (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
- WNBA Finals MVP (2013)
- 3 times WNBA All-Star Game MVP (2015, 2017, 2018)
- FIBA World Championship MVP (2014)
- All-sports Academic All-America of the Year (2011)
- NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2010)
- USBWA National Freshman of the Year (2008)
Moving towards the personal life of Maya Moore, she is not married yet. She is not reported to be dating but assumed to be single. She is also reportedly free from past affairs.
She is currently 30 years old and has a height of 6 feet. Moore is active on Instagram and Twitter on which she has more than 235K followers and 201K followers respectively.
Salary & Net Worth
Being a successful basketball player, Maya Moore earns a considerable amount of money from her sports career. According to various online sources, she has an estimated net worth of $500,000.
Back in 2012, Maya was reported to be earning $45,000 and as per the report, her annual salary is to be $71,000.
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