Maya Moore is off to Seattle with USA Basketball teammates Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen, Asjha Jones and Tina Charles in the morning. She shouldn’t be too tired after playing only 19 minutes, 20 seconds of the Minnesota Lynx first preseason game Thursday at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
Miss Maya, the former UConn national player of the year and its all-time career scorer, had six points and four assists in the 87-85 win over the Sun.
“Getting some time off after the WNBA season before going to Spain [this winter] really was helpful,” Moore said. “I went in January. I was able to give my mind and my body some rest. Now I’ve experienced my first overseas season. I’m going to continue to take each year as it comes, evaluate what’s best for me and the timing of my career, on and off the court.”
Moore has already resigned next season with Ros Caseras, the team she played for last winter and helped lead to a EuroLeague championship.
Now she is ready for her second WNBA season after helping the Lynx to the league title as its rookie of the year,
“I love the challenges of the WNBA,” Moore said. “There is always something to get better at.”