Congratulations: Maya Moore Becomes The First Women’s Basketball Player To Sign With Jordan Brand!!

- By Bossip Staff

Looks like Lil Wayne’s favorite future ballers baby mama is bout to make it rain on them hoes!

Maya Moore isn’t that much different from any other fresh-out-the-collegiate-box graduate. After kicking a lot of ass in college, she landed the job she’s best suited for. Then she signed an endorsement deal with Jordan Brand, becoming the brand’s first female basketball signee.

The first overall pick in the 2011 WNBA draft, Moore was the face of UConn demolishing teams for basically all of her four years at the school. The Huskies won back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010, went 150-4 over four years and put together an NCAA record 90-game win streak. She was a two-time national player of the year, a three-time academic All-American and four-time All-American on the court. She was then grabbed by the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA draft.

The move makes sense for JB, who has bumped up its production of women’s shoes in recent years. Whether Moore rocks the Jordan 2011, retro Jordans or hits the court in women’s versions of MJ’s shoes, having an on-court game changer in the most popular basketball sneaker in the world is a good move for the brand.

The WNBA pre-season gets underway tomorrow.

Says Jordan Brand about their new acquisition:

“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.”

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.

Congratulations Maya! We’re sure that you’re gonna make BIG money when your shoe comes out with that Jumpman on the back. We’re looking forward to seeing what they look like.

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Peep a few pics of why Jordan Brand chose Miss Moore to rep them, she’s a winner.

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  • Blue Moon

    She deserves it!! She’s a beast on the court Go MAYA..Representing!!!!!

  • Shanshan

    That’s not who Lil Wayne has a crush on. Gosh! Does all female basketball players look alike to you? Or do you think they all have the same skill level? Which is also insulting…

  • noble

    That girl is bad.

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  • Jay the Real One

    They should let her keep her 23 who got it on that team needs to give it up

  • LatinaSabrosa

    Congratulations!! 🙂

  • Blue Moon

    Lil Wayne is into Skylar Diggins not Maya..and dead at @ jay the real one..ur right tho

  • MsLeetra

    I thought lil wayne liked the girl from Notre Dame?? Someone needs to check their sources.

  • Illuminate Truth "GroupThink Brings Death to Free Thought"

    Thats good for her but I gotta say it….d@mn Jordan, the WNBA has been around for a minute…you just getting around to this?

    • Illuminate Truth "GroupThink Brings Death to Free Thought"

      That’s not to take ANYTHING away from Maya…she’s an extraordinary athlete and by all accounts, a better person.

      She’s a cutie too…

  • A.I.

    Yeah it is Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame that Lil Wayne has the thirst for, not Maya.

    Big congrats to Maya on this deal! She’s a great player & person.

  • rain

    MAYA CAN GIVE TWO SHIIIITS ABOUT LIL WAYNE UGLY AZZ ,SHE WINNING RIGHT NOW .THE GIRL CAN BBALL JUST LIKE JORDAN IN HIS PRIME .

  • Jackie M.

    Congratulations,Maya we will always love and respect you for what you have done for women’s basketball here in the state of Conneticut.The world is yours!!!

  • ellegirl

    Congrats to her. I live in Atlanta and remember when she was in high school how much I would hear about her during high school playoffs and on the news. I always new she would make it big. I don’t know her personally, but I am truly proud of her.

  • Bilderberg King

    Wayne was sweating Skyler Diggins who is fine too..What happened to Chamiqua Holdsclaw ?

  • ~ChynaPeach~[Team Nymphis]

    Great. Maybe she will be making more than $70,000.00 a year. The play the WNBA when it comes to paying them.

  • Que

    She look a lil’ rough without make – up on though.

  • Pretty Brown Eyes

    GO MAYA! THIS GIRL ROCKS AND SHE DOESNT GET ENOUGH WELL DESSERVED ATTENTION I GUESS B/C SHE DOESNT HAVE A D**k IM GLADE JORDAN HIMSELF RECOGNIZED HOW MUCH GAME SHE HAS. MYA MAKE IT RAIN ON THESE HO*S

  • Kenedy

    I’m glad that there are now starting to be some physically attractive female basketball players…i was starting to get worried for a sec

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