Maya Moore

Maya April Moore (born June 11, 1989) is an American basketball forward for the University of Connecticut Huskies, and the winner of the 2006 and 2007 Naismith Prep Player of the Year. She was selected as the John Wooden Award winner in 2009 after leading Connecticut to the undefeated national championship. The following season, Moore led Connecticut to capture their second national championship and continued their overall undefeated game-winning streak at 78.

Moore was invited to the USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp in the fall of 2009, one of only three college players and the only junior to be invited to the training camp. The team selected to play for the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics is usually chosen from these participants. At the conclusion of the training camp, the team will travel to Ekaterinburg, Russia, where they compete in the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.

Moore was one of twenty players named to the national team pool. Twelve of this group will be chosen to represent the USA in the 2010 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.
Moore playing for USA National team USA against the Select team.
Moore playing for USA Select team against the USA National team.

The USA National team began training in April of 2010 to prepare for the FIBA World Championship starting in September of 2010. Moore was one of the players selected for the training sessions, run by the national team coach Geno Auriemma. The teams played informal scrimmages, with one team made up of the players expected to be on the national team, and the other team made up of invited all star college players, referred to as the select team. Although Moore is still in college, she has been invited to be part of the national team. In the first two ten-minute games, Moore played with the national team and helped them to two wins. Then Moore switched jerseys, and played for the select team. In both games, the select team won, with Moore making the assist to put the team ahead, then stealing the ball and making the game winning shot in the final seconds. Moore ended up being on the winning side in all four games.

Moore was named as one of the National team members to represent the USA Basketball team in the WNBA versus USA Basketball. This game replaces the normal WNBA All-Star game with WNBA All-Stars versus USA Basketball, as part of the preparation for the FIBA World Championship for Women to be held in the Czech Republic during September and October of 2010.

College : Connecticut
Sport : Basketball
Position : Forward
Jersey # 23
Class : Junior
Height : 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight : 170 lb (77 kg)
Nationality : USA
Born : June 11, 1989 (1989-06-11)
Jefferson City, Missouri
2008 USBWA National Freshman of the Year
2009 Big East Player of the Year
2009 Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Performer
2009 CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-America First Team
2009 USBWA National Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association
2009 AP All-America first team
2009 Women's NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team
2009 State Farm Wade Trophy Player of the Year
2009 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I State Farm Coaches’ All-America Basketball Team
2009 Naismith Trophy
2009 Women's John R. Wooden Award
2010 State Farm Wade Trophy Player of the Year
2010 NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player

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