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2011 WNBA Draft Recap: Maya Moore Has High Expectations For The Lynx

The Minnesota Lynx drafted Maya Moore first overall in the WNBA Draft on Monday. They had the first pick in the draft because they had the worst record in the league last year, which means that Moore will be entering a situation she might not be familiar with after so much success at Connecticut. According to Roman Augustoviz of the Star Tribune, Moore doesn't plan on lowering her expectations for her team or herself at all.

"I live in the land of high expectations at the University of Connecticut, so I feel I have been prepared very well for it," said Moore, whom the Lynx took with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft. "I am looking forward to the challenge."

As happy as Moore is to be in the WNBA, the Lynx are probably more happy that they had the privelage to draft the transcendent UConn star.

"Today could not be any more special for us and for the entire group of Lynx fans," said Roger Griffith, the team's executive vice president. "Every year the first pick has a chance to make a difference. But every once in a while that pick is above the ordinary No. 1 pick and this is one of those years."

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