Minnesota’s Maya Moore, Paige Bueckers accept ESPY awards

Minnesota Lynx legend Maya Moore accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Awary during the ESPYs on Saturday for her work on criminal justice reform.

Moore stepped away from her basketball career in 2019 to seek justice for Jonathan Irons, who was serving a 50-year prison sentence after being wrongly convicted of burglary and assault. Irons’ conviction was overturned last year and he was freed. The couple later married.

Watch Moore’s full acceptance speech in the video player above.

Bueckers, a Hopkins High School alum and University of Connecticut (UConn) women’s basketball star, won Best College Athlete, Women’s Sports.

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In her freshman year at UConn this season she averaged 20 points, six assists and five rebounds a game. She was also named the Associated Press Woman’s Player of the Year.