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In today’s Flashback Friday, we go back and take a look at the rookie season of Minnesota Lynx standout Maya Moore.
Moore, coming off of playing four years collegiately at UCONN, was drafted by the Lynx with first overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft.
In her rookie season, Moore averaged 13.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 28 minutes per game. She was named to the 2011 WNBA All-Rookie Team as well as the WNBA All-Star Team and rounded out the season by being named the 2011 Rookie of the Year.
More impressively, Moore helped Minnesota sweep the Atlanta Dream and win the 2011 WNBA Championship 3-0, the franchise’s first championship and wound up being the first of three titles in five seasons. It was the first title in the state of Minnesota since the Minnesota Twins won the 1991 World Series.
Since her rookie season, Moore continues to impress. Following her sixth NBA season in 2016, Moore has carried a career average of 18.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals in 203 career games.
Next week, we will take a look at Lynx guard Jia Perkins starting with a roster review on Monday.