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Maya Moore: Her remarkable WNBA career by the numbers

Maya Moore won four WNBA titles in her eight-year career with the Minnesota Lynx. (Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

WNBA legend Maya Moore has retired from professional basketball. She leaves behind a legacy that will never be forgotten.

The Minnesota Lynx star stepped away from the sport after the 2018 season to to help now-husband Jonathan Irons fight to overturn his 50-year prison sentence. Before she dedicated herself to criminal justice reform, she put together arguably one of the greatest careers in WNBA history.

Just Women’s Sports takes a look at that career, by the numbers.


The UConn forward was drafted No. 1 overall by Minnesota in 2011. She went on to earn the Rookie of the Year award, averaging 13.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game in her debut season.

Moore spent her entire eight-year career with the Lynx, and she stands as Minnesota’s leader in points per game, 3-pointers made (530) and steals (449).


Moore won two Olympic gold medals with Team USA, at the 2012 London Games and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. She also won two NCAA titles with UConn, in 2009 and 2010, and two Naismith Player of the Year awards, in 2009 and 2011.


Before Moore stepped away from the court at age 29, she helped lead the Lynx to four WNBA championships — in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2017. She was named Finals MVP in 2013.


A six-time WNBA All-Star, Moore was named All-Star Game MVP three times during her eight-year career.


In the WNBA, Moore averaged 18.4 points per game, as well as 5.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals. She was named WNBA MVP in 2014 after averaging 23.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game; she led the league in scoring that season.

Her mark of 18.4 points per game ranks eighth all-time, behind retired stars Cynthia Cooper (21.0) and Lauren Jackson (18.9) and active players Breanna Stewart (20.3), Elena Delle Donne (19.8), Arike Ogunbowale (19.8), Diana Taurasi (19.3), A’ja Wilson (19.1), Angel McCoughtry (18.6).


In her four years at UConn, Moore and the Huskies went on a 90-game winning streak. That stood as the longest in NCAA history until the school went on a 111-game run a few years later. Throughout her college career, the team’s record was an astounding 150-4.