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Maya Moore is a basketball player competing at the 2012 London Summer Olympics for the USA.

Arguably the greatest women's college basketball player in history, Maya Moore looks to join some of the game's elite players in her Olympic debut in London. Should the U.S. women win their fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal, Moore would become the eighth U.S. player to win an NCAA title, a WNBA championship and an Olympic gold medal — joining Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Cynthia Cooper, Ruth Riley, Sheryl Swoopes, Diana Taurasi and Kara Wolters. Moore already has one gold medal with the U.S. senior national team, as she was the only collegian on the 2010 World Championships squad. She played in each of the team's nine games at the tournament, averaging 8.7 points and 3.3 rebounds in 18.3 minutes as the U.S. went 9-0.

It didn't take long for Moore to reward the Minnesota Lynx for selecting her with the first overall pick of the 2011 WNBA Draft. En route to being chosen for the WNBA All-Star Game and earning Rookie of the Year honors, Moore helped Minnesota to its best record ever (27-7) and its first WNBA championship (and first conference title). She started every game in the regular and postseasons, in addition to the All-Star Game, and was third on the Lynx in scoring (13.2 points per game), rebounding (4.6) and assists (2.6), while leading the squad in steals (1.4). During the 2011-12 offseason, Moore joined many other professional women's players by signing with a team in Europe — she chose Ros Casares Valencia, which is based in Valencia, Spain, and won the 2012 EuroLeague title.

It also didn't take long for Moore to reward the University of Connecticut. The Huskies lost only four games during her four-year career, and the 150 wins she was a part of set an NCAA record for men and women. Moore led UConn to the Final Four each year, including national titles in 2009 and 2010, giving the school seven national championships in all, one shy of the record that Tennessee holds (through 2011). Moore also led the Huskies to an NCAA-record 90 consecutive victories from April 2008 to December 2010. She was a four-time first-team All-American (just the second player to accomplish the feat), a three-time Wade Trophy winner (given annually to the nation's best women's basketball player), and a two-time Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year (just the second athlete to win the award twice). Moore left as UConn's all-time leading scorer (3,036 points), which left her at No. 4 in NCAA Division I history. A Sport Media & Promotion major while at UConn, Moore hopes to get into broadcast journalism when her basketball career is over.

Moore became accustomed to title games at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Georgia, where she won a state championship in each of her last three years after advancing to the title game her freshman season. During Moore's senior year, Collins Hill was 31-0. Moore was named the Naismith High School Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007; was the 2007 USA Today and Gatorade National Player of the Year; and was a 2007 McDonald's, Women's Basketball Coaches Association and EA Sports All-American. Moore began putting in time with USA Basketball in 2006, when she led the under-18 team to gold at the FIBA Americas U18 Tournament. She was also on U.S. teams that won titles at the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championships and 2009 World University Games.

The only child of Kathryn Moore, who played volleyball at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Maya at 5 years old said she wanted to be a singer. But 10 years later she said she hoped to be a pro basketball player. Moore was born in Jefferson City, Mo., lived there until she was 11, and started playing Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball at 8 years old. She played with girls a couple years older than her, then moved and played AAU ball for one year in Charlotte, N.C., before moving to the metro Atlanta area. With the Georgia Metros while in high school, Moore says she played "against some of the greatest talent in the country." While at Collins Hill High, Moore was also an all-county track and field athlete — she won a regional high jump title (clearing 5-foot-8) and was the 2005 state runner-up.


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Age: 27 years old
Birthday: June 11, 1989
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 174 lbs.
Birthplace: Jefferson City, MO
Hometown: Lawrenceville, GA
Current Residence: Minneapolis, MN

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