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2011 WNBA Draft: Minnesota Lynx Shock Nobody, Take Maya Moore First Overall

With the first overall selection in the 2011 WNBA Draft, the Minnesota Lynx selected University of Connecticut forward Maya Moore, to the surprise of absolutely nobody.

Moore was the consensus best player in women's college basketball this past season, and brings a truckload of awards with her to Minneapolis.

Here's what our friends at Swish Appeal, SB Nation's college basketball site, have to say about Moore.

Adept both in the paint and out on the perimeter, Maya Moore is as complete a prospect to enter the WNBA in quite some team.  She still can improve her handling of the ball, and she's been known to be out of position on defense occasionally, but she has a quickness and anticipation on both ends of the court that have helped overcome any weaknesses.  Two NCAA championships, multitudes of All-American and Player of the Year awards, a possible Rhodes Scholar, and as nice a kid as I've ever met.  Maya is the complete package.

Sounds like a pretty good deal for the Lynx, from where I sit.

The Lynx have selected their second player as well, and we'll have a piece up here about her as well.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.