Scouting Myself

Maya Moore, Forward / Minnesota Lynx - The Players' Tribune

Welcome to Scouting Myself, a new series where professional athletes give elite high school athletes the opportunity of a lifetime: The chance to break down film, run drills and discover what it takes to make it to the next level — straight from the pros themselves. This next installment features Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore.


I’m so grateful to have experienced playing basketball the right way at a high level with other great teammates and coaches. I try to encourage young people to be mindful of the company they keep the more successful they get.

One of the most special aspects of my story is the support I’ve had from my family — especially from my mother. To this day, we have a great dynamic as a team. I’m just grateful that I can acknowledge her as one of the reasons that I am able to continue to be successful.