Jordan Brand Signs Maya Moore as First Female Basketball Athlete

May 18, 2011 | 11

Jordan Brand welcomes Maya Moore to Team Jordan. The former UCONN basketball player and 1st pick in the 2011 WNBA draft by Minnesota Lynx is the first female basketball athlete to sign with Brand Jordan.

“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.”

Congrats to Maya Moore on this huge accomplishment.

Read the Press Release below:

Jordan Brand Signs Basketball Standout Maya Moore

Record-Setting Champion Joins Jordan Brand Roster as First Female Basketball Athlete

BEAVERTON, Ore. – Today, Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE), announced the signing of Maya Moore, two-time NCAA Women’s Basketball National Champion and college basketball’s all-time leader in games won as a player. One of the most decorated athletes in the history of collegiate sports, Moore becomes the first female basketball player to join the Jordan Brand.

Recognized as one of the greatest collegiate women’s basketball players to ever play, Moore led the University of Connecticut Huskies to back-to-back NCAA titles in 2009 and 2010. During her tenure at UCONN, she re-wrote college basketball’s record books by leading the Huskies to a 150-4 record, including an NCAA Division I basketball record 90-game win streak.

“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.”

Boasting numerous career accolades which includes earning two National Player of the Year awards (2010, 2011), three Academic All-American awards (2009-2011), four National All-American awards (2008-11), and most recently being named the top overall pick in the 2011 WNBA draft by the Minnesota Lynx, the 6’0” forward will join a renowned lineup of Jordan Brand athletes highlighted by Derek Jeter, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Andre Johnson among others.

“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.”

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  • http://www.TheShoeGame.com G-Roc

    So awesome! I wonder are they going to sign Skylar Diggins, too?

  • http://theshoegame.ning.com/profile/AM95akaTHELEGENDofBIGFOOT AM95 aka LEGEND of BIGFOOT

    I WONDER IF MJ WILL LACE AND SUIT UP THE UCONN WOMEN’S TEAM TOO??

  • http://theshoegame.ning.com/profile/Knokk_Shope Knokk Shope Musician

    ^^ You already know, especially with all the Jordan heat the mens squad be rockin…This is a good move, this girl has game, she could play in the League seriously. She’s nice.

  • Goat612

    lynx could be beat the wolves

  • DraDay

    Great news, I hope this goes well for mya and Jordan brand. Not to mention that my daughter will have an opportunity to get some other fresh Jordans now. I hope they do retro’s for her.

  • Royal S

    Congrats to Maya. She’ll have the best kicks on any court now.

  • Starz

    Great job JB by signing her!

  • Mr_Kadillac

    Congrats to Maya on this. Now all they need to do is sign Dirk! Plus I liked how he was rocking the Flu Game shirt in an interview with Cheryl Miller on TNT

  • Shawty Black aka Wango Tango

    This is a good piece of sneaker history and black woman’s history as well.

  • Herb T

    Congrats Maya!!!

  • mayah

    Yeah Maya let’s go #biggest fan