Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Maya Moore announces her retirement from basketball

Former Minnesota Lynx player Maya Moore has announced her retirement from professional basketball at the age of 33.

Moore formed between 2007 and 2011 at UConn, where she was a double varsity champion, reaching the WNBA via the first pick in the 2011 draft, selected by the aforementioned Lynx.

From 2011 to 2018, he played in 271 official games (all as starters), averaging 18.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals in 31.2 minutes per game.

After wearing the Minnesota jersey for eight seasons, he passed through Rosas Caceres at Valencia; China’s Shanxi Flame, and most recently Germany’s UMMC Yekaterinburg before taking a temporary absence from the slopes to focus on politics and his family.

«I think it’s time to close my platform in professional basketball. I quit four seasons ago, but I wanted to officially retire. This is such a lovely moment for us and my family. The work we have done I want to continue this in my next chapter. To be at home for my community and my family. That’s what I’m currently doing,” Moore told the television show. good Morning America,

During his playing career he has won numerous awards, including:
  • four-time WNBA champion
  • WNBA Finals MVP (2013)
  • WNBA MVP regular season (2014)
  • 5 time Best Five WNBA (2013–2017)
  • 2nd time 2nd best quintet WNBA (2014 & 2017)
  • Regular Season Top Scorer (2014)
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year (2011)
  • WNBA Rookie First Team (2011)
  • Two-time Euroleague champion (2012 and 2018)
  • Two Olympic gold medals at London 2012 and Rio 2016
  • Two World Cup golds in Czech Republic 2010 and Turkey 2014
  • 2014 World Cup MVP

(Cover photo: Hannah Foslein/Getty Images)

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