The USC Trojans women’s basketball team have been outstanding all season long. In Coach Mark Trakh’s second season in his second tenure with the team, the Women of Troy are currently a perfect 7-0. With that in mind, the team hopes to make it to their fourteenth NCAA Tournament in program history. The Trojans would not be having this much success however without star player Minyon Moore who is in her junior year.
Minyon Moore, was a full-starter last season, averaging 13.2 points a game, as well as being named to the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team. Now a seasoned veteran, she is defiantly making an impact on and off the court. With only seven games played so far, Moore has played in six and has scored 97 points, made 39 rebounds, and has 32 assists, the most out of all players. Moore is also one of the best defensive players on the team. With 35 defensive rebounds and 16 steals, Moore is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
Not only Moore been an impact player, she has also showed great veteran leadership in the locker room. On the court the players rely on Moore to help anchor the team, but Moore is also a big reason why the incoming freshmen have transitioned so easily. She has also been great help in helping her older sister, Mariya Moore, progress so well in her first season with the team, after transferring from Louisville.
If the Women of Troy wish to make it to their first NCAA tournament appearance since 2014, they will have to rely on Moore to continue to play the way she has been. The schedule does not get any easier however, as the Trojans prepare to play nationally ranked teams in the next calendar year.