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Maya Moore Biography

Maya Moore

Maya April Moore was born on June 11, 1989 in Jefferson City, Missouri to Mike Dabney who played collegiate basketball for Rutgers University in the 1970s.However; Dabney was not a part of Moore’s life. She holds an American nationality. She spent most of her childhood days in Missouri with her young sister Olivia Dabney who currently plays basketball for Rutgers Preparatory School and is a rising star in New Jersey and her other sister Ashley Dabney who was a track and field athlete in college. Maya is a Christian.

Moore received her education from Collins Hill High School located in Gwinnett County, near Suwanee, Georgia. Moore was interested in basketball since the tender age of 3. She was a four-year starter at Collins. During her junior year in 2005–06, Moor went on to average 23.2 points, 11.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 5.4 steals at Collins Hill. For her exceptional performance Moore was the winner of the 2006 and 2007 Naismith Prep Player of the Year. In 2009 and 2010, Moore played forward for the UConn women's basketball team and also won back to back national championships. She was successively selected as the John Wooden Award winner in 2009.In the later seasons to come; Moore led Connecticut to its second straight national championship. Later in the 2010–11 seasons, she led the Huskies to an NCAA both-gender record of 90 which was noted. Following her marvelous performance Moore became the first female basketball player to sign with Jordan Brand on May 18, 2011.

Moore decided that she was ready to be drafted and thus became the first overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft, and signed with the Minnesota Lynx team. Moore turned out to become the third-leading scorer on the team during the regular season. She then helped lead her team to its first WNBA championship. She has continued to lead Lynx and other overseas teams in Europe and China too many championship wins. She won her second WNBA championship in 2013. She currently plays for the Shanxi Flame. 

Maya is very focused on her basketball career and has little time and shows little interested to dating. She has not had any affair that the public knows of. Maya is not seen with many men in the public because she is busy. She is mostly travelling and playing all the time. Moore is reluctant on speaking about her personal life. Not much is known about her dating history to the public and the media. She is too young to get married. Moore does not have any children. She has not raised the topic and not responded her thoughts about getting married. Maya is currently single and is focused on her career. She is thriving and in the prime of her basketball career. 

Maya is currently 26 years old. She stands tall at the height of 6 feet. Her weight is estimated to be 79 Kgs. Maya has a well-built athletic body with charismatic curves. She is very conscious about her health. Her diet plan is strict and she constantly exercises to keep herself fit and fine. According to the 2012 statistics, Maya’s reported salary is 45000 USD and her net worth is estimated to be $ 150 thousand. 

 

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