words // Brandon Richard
When you think of the Connecticut Lady Huskies' all-time college basketball record of 90 consecutive wins, Maya Moore should be the first name that comes to mind. The three-time Player of the Year helped guide the Lady Huskies to four-straight Final Four appearances, two National Titles and two undefeated seasons. Her overall college record was an astounding 150-4. As a result, Moore was chosen number one overall by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2011 WNBA Draft. The Lnyx won't be the last team Maya joins this year, as she is now the first female basketball player to officially sign an endorsement deal with Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand.
“I am thrilled to welcome Maya Moore into the Jordan Brand,” said Michael Jordan. “Not only has Maya proven to be a prolific winner on the court, but her hunger and determination to make an impact off the court makes her a valuable addition to the Jordan family. We look forward to working with Maya as she carries her success to the next level.”
“As a student of the game, it is a dream come true to align myself with a brand that has a rich history in sports,” said Maya Moore. “Like most kids, I grew up idolizing Michael Jordan and continue to work relentlessly to reach his iconic status on the court. I’m truly motivated to take my career to the next level as a member of Team Jordan.”
Moore joins U.S. Paralympics standout April Holmes as the lone females representing a brand that is clearly looking to expand into some unexplored territory. Back in February, Jordan Brand signed NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin to a deal for the 2011 season.
Terms of Moore's deal weren't disclosed in the press release issued on Wednesday. Stick with Sole Collector for new developments and news about what we might see her wear on the court for the 2011 WNBA season.