Maya Moore is one of the most successful basketball players from Jefferson City, Missouri. Having been playing the game since 2007, she has spent all these years in the spotlight. She played for the University of Connecticut and helped lead the team to an undefeated National Championship in 2009 and 2010.
Before Maya took an indefinite hiatus in 2019, she played for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). She is credited with winning several Championships, including four WNBA championships, two Olympic gold medals, and three WNBA All-Star Game MVPs, among many others. She was named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2020.
Maya Moore Biography
June 11, 1989
32 years old
Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Professional Basketball Player
- Father: Michael Dabney (Basketball player)
- Mother: Kathryn Moore
- Siblings: Olivia Dabney (Younger Sister) (Basketball player) Ashley Dabney (Younger Sister) (Track and field athlete)
She attended Moreau Heights Elementary School and went to Collins Hill High School that is located in Gwinnett County, near Suwanee, Georgia. She played school basketball and led her school team to three consecutive state championships and became the only second junior to be named the 2007 Naismith Prep Player of the Year.
During her four-year stint at Collins, Maya led her school team to several wins and earned the distinction of the most valuable player. She completed high school in 2007 and averaged 22.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 4.1 steals.
Moore spent the next four years playing college basketball for the University of Connecticut. She continued to excel in the game and led Connecticut to an undefeated national championship.
Maya was drafted by Minnesota Lynx in the 2011 WNBA draft. She also became the first female basketball player signed to the Jordan Brand.
Maya Moore Husband
Maya Moore married Jonathan Irons in July 2020. She met Jonathan her family friends’ prison ministry program in 2007. He was falsely convicted of burglary and assault charges and was serving a 50-year sentence.
They frequently met each other and she helped him to get free. The charges on Jonathan were proved false and the conviction was overturned by a Missouri judge in March 2020. Shortly after he came out of prison, he proposed to her and the two have since married.
6 feet 1 inch or 185 cm
79 kg or 175 lbs
Having played professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
Outside of the WNBA, she had played for overseas team in the Spanish League, EuroLeague and Chinese League.
Maya Moore Net Worth
She is regarded as one of the greatest women’s basketball players of all time. She has won numerous titles and honors throughout the course of her basketball career. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Maya Moore has a net worth of $350 thousand in 2023.
Maya Moore Facts
She began playing basketball at the tender age of three.
In her professional career, May has won four gold medals with Team USA in the 2010 Czech Republic World Championship, 2012 London Olympics, 2014 Turkey World Championship, and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
She has won numerous titles throughout her career including four WNBA Championships, WNBA Rookie of the Year, WNBA MVP, and WNBA Finals MVP.
In 2010, Connecticut Magazine named her the Best Female Amateur Athlete of the year.
Maya became the first Female basketball player to sign with the Jordan Brand.
In 2015, Forbes included her in their “30 Under 30: The Sports World’s Brightest Young Stars” list.
She is very religious.