Best described as ‘the greatest winner in the history of women’s basketball’, Maya Moore is a professional basketball player who represents the Minnesota Lynx in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
Moore developed a penchant for basketball at the age of 3, precisely in 1992, after her mother mounted a hoop on the back door of their apartment. It was in the same year that she began playing basketball.
Over the course of her career, she has won several awards as a student and a professional player. She has also featured for high-profile basketball teams, including UConn women’s basketball team, Shanxi Flames, and Ros Casares Valencia.
As a teenager, she was decorated with numerous titles in appreciation of her wonderful skills and tricks. In high school, she emerged as the Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year, a McDonald’s All-American, and the National Gatorade Player of the Year.
Maya won the WNBA championships in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, as well as WNBA Most Valuable Player Award in 2014. She is also the winner of WNBA Finals MVP Award in 2013, two WNBA All-Star Game MVPs in 2015 and 2017, and two Olympic gold medals in 2012 and 2016.
The star also has the following awards to her name – the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award (2011), the Spanish league title and EuroLeague title (both in 2012). She joined her current team – Minnesota Lynx – immediately after she graduated from college. The team discovered her while she was still in school.
Maya Moore’s Biography
The professional basketballer is the daughter of Mike Dabney and Kathryn Moore. Born on June 11, 1989, in Jefferson City, Missouri, Maya’s parents named her Maya April Moore. She is an American by nationality and belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity.
Maya was raised single-handedly by her mother as her father was absent in her life while growing up until her senior year in high school. Dabney may have been absent from his daughter’s life but his basketball gene has been there for Maya from day one. Mike was a skillful hoops player and is said to have played collegiate basketball in the 1970s for Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
Interestingly, Maya Moore has sisters who are doing well on the field as well. Her younger sister, Olivia Dabney, is a budding star in New Jersey and plays for Rutgers Preparatory School while Ashley Dabney was a track and field athlete in college.
The Minnesota Lynx basketball player had her elementary school education at Moreau Heights Elementary School, from where she proceeded to Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County to further her education. In 2007, she joined the University of Connecticut, where she excelled in her academics and basketball career till her graduation in 2011.
The American veteran basketball player boasts a fast-rising net worth. Irrespective of her little time in the sports, Maya has successfully carved a niche for herself as one of the world’s best basketball players to watch out for in the future.
In 2012, she was earning $45,000 at Minnesota Lynx. As gathered, the star’s net worth is currently estimated to be around $150,000 while her estimated salary is put at $60,000.
Is She Married, Who’s Her Husband?
The WNBA Small forward player is not married yet. She seems to be in love with her flourishing career and is not really thinking about settling down any time soon. That notwithstanding, her fans are not complaining rather they are patiently waiting to see her with her prince charming someday in the near future.
Is She Gay or Does She Have A Boyfriend?
Maya cherishes her privacy over any other thing. In fact, she is the type that shies away from intense media scrutiny and unnecessary public attention that could harm her career.
The basketball player, in recent time, has been accused of being interested in people of her own gender. Perhaps, the fact that she is not in an open relationship with a man and has never been spotted sharing intimate moments with men, might be the reason people often speculate she is gay. But the Jefferson City-born athlete has severally denied being gay, claiming the speculations are mere assumptions projected to tarnish her image.
Maya, at the moment, is not in an open relationship with a man. She may be dating someone secretly but until she shows off her man to the world, we’ll assume she is still in the market.
Height – How Tall Is She?
Maya Moore has often been praised for her rare speed and athleticism in the basketball court. The Small forward stands at an impressive height of 6 feet 0 inches, which translates to 1.83 meters while her listed weight is 178 lb (81 kg).