Maya Moore is a professional basketball player who represents the Minnesota Lynx in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and can best be described as “the biggest winner in the history of women’s basketball.
Moore developed her love of basketball at the age of 3, in 1992, after her mother put a tire on the back door of her apartment. In the same year, she started playing basketball.
In the course of her career, she has won several prizes as a student and professional player. She has also played for high-profile basketball teams, including the women’s basketball team UConn, Shanxi Flames, and Ros Casares Valencia.
As a teenager, she was awarded numerous titles in recognition of her wonderful skills and tricks. In high school, she was named Gatorade Athlete of the Year, McDonald’s All-American and Gatorade National Player of the Year.
Maya has won the 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 WNBA Championships, the 2014 WNBA Most Valuable Player Award, the 2013 WNBA Finals MVP Award, two WNBA All-Star Game MVPs in 2015 and 2017, and two Olympic Gold Medals in 2012 and 2016.
The star has also won the following awards – the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award (2011), the Spanish League title, and the EuroLeague title (both 2012). She joined her current team – Minnesota Lynx – immediately after graduating from college. She discovered the team when she was still in school.
Maya Moore’s Biography
The professional basketball player 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 American by nationality and belongs to the African-American ethnic group.
Maya was raised by her mother alone because her father was absent from her life while she grew up until her final year in high school. Dabney may have been absent in his daughter’s life, but his basketball gene was there for Maya from day one. Mike was a skilled basketball player and is said to have played basketball for Rutgers University-New Brunswick College in the 1970s.
Interestingly, Maya Moore has sisters who are also good on the field. Her younger sister, Olivia Dabney, is a rising star in New Jersey and plays for Rutgers Preparatory School, while Ashley Dabney was an athlete in college.
The Minnesota Lynx basketball player received her elementary education at Moreau Heights Elementary School, from where she went to Collins Hill High School in Gwinnett County for further education. In 2007, she transferred to the University of Connecticut where she excelled in her academic and basketball career until graduating in 2011.
The American basketball veteran has a rapidly growing fortune. Despite her short time in the sport, Maya has successfully carved out a niche for herself as one of the best basketball players in the world to watch out for in the future.
In 2012, she earned $45,000 at Minnesota Lynx. The star’s net worth is currently estimated at around $150,000, while her estimated salary is $60,000.
Is She Married, Who’s Her Husband?
The little WNBA striker is not married yet. She seems to be in love with her flourishing career and is not really thinking of settling down any time soon. Nevertheless, her fans are not complaining, but are patiently waiting to see her one day in the near future with her Prince Charming.
Is She Gay or Does She Have A Boyfriend?
Maya values her privacy above everything else. In fact, she is the type of person who is afraid of intensive media coverage and unnecessary public attention that could harm her career.
The basketball player has recently 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 seen sharing intimate moments with men is the reason why people often speculate that she is gay. But the Jefferson City-born athlete has strongly denied being gay and claims that the speculations are mere suppositions that are meant to tarnish her image.
Maya does not currently have an open relationship with a man. Maybe she is meeting someone secretly, but as long as she doesn’t show her husband off to the world, we assume that she is still on the market.
Height – How Tall Is She?
Maya Moore has often been praised for her rare speed and athleticism on the basketball court. The little striker stands at an impressive height of 1.83 meters, which corresponds to a height of 1.83 meters, while her stated weight is 81 kg (178 lb).