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Maya Moore signs a multi-year contract extension with the Lynx


Maya Moore has signed a multi-year contract extension to remain with the Minnesota Lynx. The Lynx made the announcement on Thursday afternoon.

Terms of Moore's deal weren't disclosed.

Moore, a four-year veteran, was selected by the Lynx with the 1st overall pick in the 2011 WNBA Draft. She started all 34 games with the Lynx last season and has played in 136 consecutive games.

Last season she averaged a career-high and franchise-record 23.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

"We are thrilled that Maya will continue her career with the Minnesota Lynx," said Lynx Executive Vice President Roger Griffith. "Maya has proved herself to be one of the best players in the WNBA in her young career, and her continued success and leadership will be great for our franchise moving forward."

Moore's presence has made a big impact on the team. Since she arrived the Lynx have made three WNBA Finals appearances, including two championships (2011, 2013). The team has played in four consecutive Western Conference Finals and have won 25 or more regular season games in four straight years.

"I'm so excited to continue to compete for championships with the Lynx organization," Moore said Thursday. "It's been a privilege to work with some of the best teammates, coaches, staff and ownership these past four years, and I'm looking forward to many more."

Moore has been busy. She led Shanxi to a Women's Chinese Basketball Association championship for a third straight year in the offseason.

FOX Sports North also notes that she returned from China and watched her alma mater Connecticut win a third straight national championship and then went to New York for the Jordan Classic high school All-America game.

Despite everything she's accomplished, Moore tells the Star Tribune she still has her eyes set on some pretty loft goals.

"Well, success for me isn't about winning the actual award," Moore said. "It's how I go about my every-day process of trying to be a champion."

The newspaper notes that she'd still like to hit 50 percent of her shots, 40 percent of her three-pointers and make 90 percent of her free throws.

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