Maya Moore: The Black Mamba Of Women's College Basketball.

Tommy RossCorrespondent IMarch 1, 2010

Move over Candace Parker, there's a new sheriff in town and she's a straight shooter. Maya Moore in my most honest opinion is the most complete female college player that I've ever laid eyes on.

She can shoot the three, she also has the automatic midrange jumper. If you play her tight she has the skills to blow right by you with either hand. She's a great finisher at the the rim and also has the ability to post up smaller players.

To top it all of that she is one of the best perimeter defenders in all of college basketball. What seperates her from the heap is the fire in her eyes, her competitive nature, she is the Kobe Bryant of the NCAA.

Whenever her team needs her to perform she turns it on like a light switch. Over collegiate career she has amassed various awards such as

  • She was named to the U.S. U-18 National Team in 2006, and helped that team qualify for the 2007 U19 World Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • In 2008, she became the first freshman in BIG EAST Basketball history (men or women) to be named as the BIG-EAST Player of the Year.
  • Through Moore's two seasons so far at UConn Moore has had only 3 games where she didn't reach double digits. Those games are a 7 point effort vs. Pittsburgh (3/10/08), 7 points vs. Rutgers (4/1/08) and 8 points vs. Villanova (2/24/09)
  • Moore also broke the UConn single-season record for most points as a freshman (678) breaking the mark set by Svetlana Abrosimova, who had 538 in 1997-98.
  • Scored her 1,000th career point on January 20, 2009 (in just her 55th game at UConn) at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut while scoring 40 points over the Syracuse Orange. The previous UConn record for the least games needed to reach 1,000 points was 63 by Svetlana Abrosimova.
  • Maya Moore becomes UConn's all-time single-season scoring leader with 712 points[8], ends season with 754 points[9]



Oh yes, I almost for to mention it she's just a junior people and she's already one of the greatest females college basketball players of all time.