USC Trojans senior guard Mariya Moore put on quite a display in the Trojans’ overtime victory against the Utah Utes. Moore had 23 points and seven rebounds during their senior night game. The senior guard also had a couple of highlight plays on both sides of the ball. One was an outstanding block into the second row of the Galen Center, while the other was a James Harden like step back that made one of the Utah defenders fall to the court. That game was only a sample size of what she has done this season with the Trojans.
When it’s SENIOR NIGHT and the only option is to go COMPLETELY OFF! Mariya Moore GOING BADDDDDDDDD pic.twitter.com/evyH0FuSFZ— PassThaBall.com (@PassThaBall) March 5, 2019
Moore committed to Louisville out of Salesian High School in Hercules, California back in 2014. After starting three years for the Cardinals, Moore decided to transfer to USC and join her sister, junior guard Minyon Moore. After sitting out her junior year, Moore has been one of the Trojans’ key players averaging 13.1 points, 3.6 assists, and 4.4 rebounds. She’s also earned an All Pac-12 honorable mention alongside fellow teammates Minyon Moore and Aliyah Mazyck. She also had a career high 36 points in the Trojans’ January 6 meeting with Cal, which was the most points scored by a player in the program since 1991. It was also a homecoming as Moore grew up in the Bay Area.
We had the opportunity to speak with Moore as she took us through her senior day performance against Utah, the 36 point outburst against Cal, what it’s been like to play along side her sister Minyon, and who her favorite basketball player is.