Maya Moore

Maya Moore, probably only a few know her as Maya April Moore is an American professional basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She plays as an attacking forward for Minnesota Lynx and has won the Naismith Prep Player of the Year, twice in 2006 and 2007. Having achieved major success in the United States, she has also played in other leagues across different countries, for example: Ros Casares Valencia team for which she won the European as well as Spanish leagues. Also, she played in Germany, Finland and China and is also a winner with her country. Likewise, her illustrious career is reflected with her achieving gold medals in competitions like 2014 FIBA World Championship, 2012 London Olympics and 2010 FIBA World Championship. With more than 1.4 million followers on her Twitter already, she has achieved a wide fame and fan following around the world.

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Maya was born on the June of 1989, in Jefferson City, Missouri, USA and was raised all by her mother. She didn’t meet her father but often heard how good a player he used to be. When she was 3 years of age, her mother hung a basketball ring in the back door of her house, and it was since then that she started to play the ball. She was also in the regular starting lineup in her school’s basketball team. Studying up at the Collins Hill High School, Georgia her promising future saw her getting promoted to the USA Today Freshman and Sophomore All-America Teams. Her team “Eagles” who were averaging a 24 points per game, did very well in the championships and play offs but eventually lost to the No. 1 Christ the King High School’s team in the finals. Apart from basketball Maya also was a winner with the high jump team in 2005 Georgia State 5A Championships. With her average GPA of 4 per year, she graduated receiving the "best all-around" senior title, laying an example for all her friends and juniors.

After graduation, she joined the University of Connecticut and there too, used to play for her college team. With an average of 21 points per game, she became their highest scorer in sophomore year, a record not many can keep throughout the season. She also became the first player to score a 1000 points in fewer games in the Universities’ history and only the second to win the AP Player of the year title as a junior. With her individual and team success continuing though her junior year, she carried the same legacy as a senior, and was named as the “Most Outstanding Player of the Philadelphia Region.” After the end of regular seasons, she was named for the Big EAST All-First team, and was titled as Big East Player of the Year. She led her team at the university to the National Championships twice and ended as the 4th leading scorer in the history of NCCA, making 3,036 points. Her list of awards and titles does not end right here, just like her career that is not going to end so soon. With her fame already spread far and wide, her net worth value of $150 thousand dollars also highlights the success that she has earned.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 11 Jun, 1989
Age: 30 yrs
Occupations: Basketball player
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Jefferson City
residence: Missouri
Education: Collins Hill High School
University of Connecticut
Gender: Female
Description: American basketball player
Net Worth 2021: 300 thousand
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Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
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