Tuesday, August 2, 2011
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Connecticut's Maya Moore addresses a question during a media session at the NCAA Women's Final Four college basketball tournament Monday, April 5, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas. Stanford plays Connecticut for the national championship Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
Minnesota Lynx forward and Collins Hill grad Maya Moore was selected Tuesday as the WNBA’s Rookie of the Month for July.
Moore led all rookies in scoring (13.0), steals (1.6) and minutes (29.4) last month and ranked second in rebounds (4.4) and assists (3.6). She ranked among the league’s top 20 players overall for July in both scoring and assists.
The 6-foot Moore had a career-high 26 points on 6 of 9 shooting from 3-point range in a July 9 win over Connecticut and scored in double figures five times in Minnesota’s eight July games. The Lynx had a league-best 7-1 record during that span.
Moore was the No. 1 overall pick out of Connecticut in this year’s WNBA Draft.