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WNBA Draft 2011: Minnesota Lynx Select Maya Moore No. 1 Overall

SAN ANTONIO - APRIL 04:  Forward Maya Moore #23 of the Connecticut Huskies looks to pass the ball against Shanay Washington #15 of the Baylor Bears during the Women's Final Four Semifinals at the Alamodome on April 4, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Lindsey YoungCorrespondent IIApril 12, 2011

The Minnesota Lynx received two first-round draft picks in this year's WNBA Draft.

On April 11, with the first overall pick, Minnesota selected Maya Moore.

The 6’0″ shooting forward is currently a senior at the University of Connecticut, where her statistics hold the spotlight. As far as women’s basketball is concerned, Moore has already made history at the collegiate level.

The Missouri native is the only player to have won the the Wade Trophy three times (2009, 2010 and 2011), and she is also a four-time All-American.

According to the official UConn website, Moore’s career highs include 41 points (December 21, 2010), 10 3-point FGs (January 17, 2009) and 20 rebounds (February 24, 2010).

When looking at total numbers, Moore is No. 1 in the record books with total points (3,036), career scoring average (19.7 PPG) and career minutes played (4,683). She ended her fourth season as a Huskie with an incredible overall record of 150-4, including two championships in 2009 and 2010.

Moore will join Lindsay Whalen on the Lynx lineup. Whalen and Moore played together this past winter on the 2010 FIBA World Championship as part of the USA National Team.

Made up almost entirely of WNBA stars, Moore was the only collegiate member of the squad. She averaged 8.7 points per game while on the team.

Also in the 2011 Draft, Minnesota selected Amber Harris as the No. 4 overall pick. The towering 6’5″ forward hails from Xavier University, where she was only the second player in the school’s history to surpass the 2,000-point mark. Harris is also a two-time winner of the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year award.

Click here to read more about Minnesota’s draft decisions.

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