Maya Moore Excited for Olympics in London 2012

Maya Moore was the MVP of Team USA’s victory over GB on Wednesday night and anyone that watched the game will have witnessed what an all round polished game the young Minnesota Lynx  player has. GB got out to fast start and built up an 11 point lead but when Moore came off the bench she helped spark a 23-0 USA run to take control of the game. What was most impressive was the variety of ways in which she was able to effect the game; smothering on the ball defense, creating her own space and knocking down jumpers, getting to the rim, steals, rebounds and some flashy assists when attacking off the dribble. USA never looked back and despite a brave effort by GB won the game comfortably enough. The day after the game TCC headed to the USA practice and caught up with Maya to ask her about the game, the USA team heading to the Olympics and what it is like playing for coach Geno Auriemma for UConn and the USA. Check below for the video.

Maya Moore at Team USA Practice

Maya Moore at Team USA Practice

Maya Moore is the youngest member on the Team USA roster heading into the Olympics and is one of the most talented players in the squad. The 2011 WNBA rookie of the year is arguably one of the best female college players of all-time, leading the UConn Huskies to an incredible 114-2 record over her three years at the school. UConn went a perfect 78-0 in her final two years at the school capturing back to back NCAA championships. In her first season in the WNBA she helped lead the Lynx to the WNBA title – the first number one pick to do so and now she is looking to become art of a select club of players to win an Olympic gold, NCAA and WNBA Championships.


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Niall is the Co-Founder of the Courtside Collective and www.BasketballDirect.com . He was one of the founding members of North Star in 2002. He has coached at a variety of levels from kids to senior men's teams. He is currently coach of the LYIT National League team and women's college team.

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