Maya Moore is taking her talents to the WNBA after an amazing basketball career at the University of Connecticut where she won two National Championships with the Huskies.
Maya was selected #1 overall by the Minnesota Linx in this year's WNBA draft and the sports world can't wait to see how successful she'll be on that next level.
Many compare her to the iconic Michael Jordan and her new deal with Jordan Brand, making her the first female baller ever to sign with the company, has her sitting pretty alongside the best, right where she belongs.
While her on-court performances are well-known and legendary, who Maya Moore is off the court is what really sets her apart from the rest.
The consummate pro and genuinely humble role model took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about everything from her transition to the WNBA, to her love life and a secret hidden talent.
Get to know the incredible Maya Moore in our exclusive interview below!
You’ve made headlines as the first female basketball player to sign with Jordan Brand. Tell us a little about that. You must have been excited!
Yeah! It’s one of those situations where I’m getting information through an agent and they let me know that Jordan was interested. It’s not a very common thing to have Michael Jordan himself hand select you. I was able to talk to him after it was all said and done and it’s just really cool to know the potential of that relationship and the potential of all the relationships. I have a chance to get to know all the Jordan Brand athletes, having a new family. I’m just excited to get a chance to watch and support (them) and just continue to learn. I love to learn and I’m so excited to soak in all of the experiences of all of these great athletes and especially Michael Jordan himself.