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Jun 12, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore (L) speaks as President Barack Obama (R) listens at a ceremony honoring the 2013 WNBA Champion Lynx in the East Room at The White House. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Maya Moore wins WNBA MVP award

Maya Moore is set to add to her resume, with reports surfacing that the Minnesota Lynx star and reigning WNBA champion and WNBA Finals MVP has won the league’s Most Valuable Player Award for the 2014 season.

It will be the first regular season MVP award of the 2011 No. 1 overall pick’s career.

“It’s a great feeling to be recognized for all the hard work that I’ve put in,” Moore said, via the Associated Press. “I think of all the people who have helped me in my journey as a basketball player. They should be recognized with this award. It means so much to have the respect of the people who watch the game and love the game.”

Moore finished the season averaging 23.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.9 steals per game.

The WNBA Playoffs begin on Thursday night.

Moore will lead the Minnesota Lynx into the postseason as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. The Lynx open the postseason with a series against the San Antonio Silver Stars.

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