Maya Moore has excelled everywhere she's played, winning championships from college to the WNBA and Europe. Now she's leaving her mark on the Chinese women's basketball league.
Averaging 45 points a game for the Shanxi Flame, Moore has helped bring new fans to the women's game in a basketball crazed nation.
"They show maybe five NBA games a week here," Moore told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "They get a good amount of coverage and people love it. We are starting to get a little more interest about our game."
The NBA long has seen China as a place for huge growth.
It was evident at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 with the basketball games sold out and the contest between the U.S. men and China having nearly 100 million viewers. With Europe still feeling the effects of the financial downturn, China's competitive salaries and shorter season have made it one of the top destinations for the world's elite women basketball players.
The former UConn star is earning mid-six f...