Women's Hoops Blog

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Friday, April 03, 2009

It's not Stu this time, but Vahe Gregorian of the Post-Dispatch: Talent personified
"I tell her, 'Yo, Maya — you're the best player in the country, you're a straight A student, you sing, you play the drums, you juggle — but you forget to switch on screens? How's that possible?' " Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma said in his office in February. "She laughs, the kids laugh.

"They think she's Superman, some sort of that, because there's probably nothing Maya can't do."
"There have to be things she struggles with. If there weren't, there'd be no more things for her to accomplish."

Moreover, Auriemma believes Moore is so serious-minded that he feels obliged to tease her. "She's a perfectionist who screws up and does dumb stuff just enough that we can make fun of her," he said. "Because otherwise the kid wouldn't have any fun."