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Maya Moore Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Thu Jan, 2016
Maya Moore

Facts of Maya Moore

Date of Birth: 1989 , June-11
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet
Name Maya Moore
Birth Name Maya April Moore
Father Michael Dabney
Mother Kathryn Moore
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
Ethnicity Black
Profession Basketball Player
Working For Minnesota Lynx
Net Worth $500,000
Salary $71,000
Boyfriend N/A
Married No
Online Presence Instagram and Twitter

Quick Timeline of Maya Moore

1989 Born in Jefferson City, Missouri
1992 Began playing basketball
2005 Took part in 2005 Georgia State 5A Championships
2007 Won the 2007 National Championship
2007 Became the 2007 Miss Georgia Basketball
2005 Played for Georgia Metros
2007 Was selected by University of Connecticut
2008 Was named as Big East Player of the Year
2011 Was selected by Minnesota Lynx
2011 Won WNBA championship
2009 Was invited in the USA Basketball Women's National Team
2015 Won WNBA Champion

Detail Timeline of Maya Moore

June 11 , 1989

Born in Jefferson City, Missouri

Maya Moore was born as Maya April Moore in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States of America to Michael Dabney and Kathryn Moore. She is an American and is of black ethnicity. She is six feet tall. 

1992

Began playing basketball

Maya touched Basketball for the first time in her life when she was just three. As a child, she joined Collins Hill High School where she continued on playing basketball. She then joined the basketball team of Collins Hill High School. 

2005

Took part in 2005 Georgia State 5A Championships

Besides basketball, she was also good at playing track and field. In 2005, she took part in 2005 Georgia State 5A Championships. She was also active in several other sports like high jump and long jump.

2007

Won the 2007 National Championship

While she was in Collins Hill High School, she took her high school to several glories. She won four successive state championships titles as a part of her high school team. In 2007, she also won the National Championship. 

2007

Became the 2007 Miss Georgia Basketball

She was also honored with several prestigious awards as a high school student. She was not only the impressive player of her high school but also the all-time leader in points. In 2007, she was also named as the 2007 Miss Georgia Basketball.

2005

Played for Georgia Metros

Before graduation from Collins Hill High School, she joined Georgia Metros 16U Nike Travel Team in 2005. Within two years, she became the part of Georgia Metros 16U Nike Travel Team in 2005 who won four National Championships in 2005 and 2006.

2007

Was selected by University of Connecticut

She completed her high school graduation from Collins Hill High School with 4.0 GPA. After completing her high school graduation, she joined University of Connecticut. She was also nearly honored as the Associated Press Player of the Year voting as she was placed second in this voting.

2008

Was named as Big East Player of the Year

During her first year, she was also named the Big East Player of the Year and she also made a record for being the first freshman to be honored with this award. Like the freshman year, she also displayed her impressive games in her sophomore year.

2011

Was selected by Minnesota Lynx

After completing her undergraduate degree from University of Connecticut, in the 2011 WNBA draft, she joined Minnesota Lynx but that year, she also played for Ros Casares Valencia. She was also honored as WNBA Rookie of the Month for July.

2011

Won WNBA championship

At the end of 2011, she went on making a record for being the second player in league history to be honored with the Rookie of the Year honors and a WNBA championship during the same year. 

2009

Was invited in the USA Basketball Women's National Team

She got her first invitation in the USA Basketball Women's National Team. She was also the only junior player to be invited in the training camp. She was also listed in the national team pool among the 20 players. 

2015

Won WNBA Champion

She is the recipient of several prestigious awards. In 2015, she became the WNBA Champion for the second time in her life. She was also listed in the 2015 WNBA All-Star. That year, she was also honored by the Forbes as the Forbes' 30 Under 30: The Sports World's Brightest Young Stars for 2015.

Content

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)

Personal Life

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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