UNCASVILLE, Conn. (WTNH)–If you were constructing a Mount Rushmore…or I don’t know…a Franchise Four of Connecticut women’s basketball players, Maya Moore would almost certainly make the list.
The Huskies’ all-time leading scorer led UConn to a 150-4 record over her four year career in Storrs, which included four straight Final Four appearances and two straight national titles.
She hasn’t slowed down either, winning the WNBA’s MVP award last season.
SportzEdge’s John Pierson caught up with Maya before the Connecticut Sun’s game with the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday to talk about how it feels to be back in CT, but also how she feels about the state of women’s basketball.
“[There’s an] un-natural break that there is from high school and college, when you’re getting all of this attention and visibility, and dollars really around the college game, and then in the WNBA, there’s kind of a break-off,” she said. “I think a big part of that is the visibility we’re not recieving for [being] the best athletes in the world.”
“People who are those cultural influencers, the companies who are starting to understand how awesome this product is. There’s not a person I’ve met who has come to a game and said ‘I didn’t love it.'”
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