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Maya Moore Chats With Fans Through Twitter

Maya talks about what motivates her and what she'd do if she did not play basketball.

By LeAnne Gendreau
|  Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012  |  Updated 4:08 PM EDT
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Maya Moore Chats With Fans Through Twitter

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: Sylvia Fowles #13 of United States, Maya Moore #7 of United States and Seimone Augustus #5 of United States talk while playing against Croatia in the first half during Women's Basketball on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena on July 28, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Maya Moore has not had time to do any sightseeing in London but she took time on Wednesday to chat with her fans through Twitter in a chat through NBC Olympics.

Moore, the youngest member of the U.S. women’s Olympics team, she is competing in her first ever Olympics.

It’s something she has always hoped she would have the opportunity to do.

She told @22Jay22 of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the chat that it feels amazing to participate in the Olympics.

“It's such an honor!” Moore tweeted.

The U.S. team takes on Turkey tonight and Moore said she’s excited to get back on the court tonight to play for her former University of Connecticut coach, Geno Auriemma.

“It's really cool to be coached by (Geno Auriemma) as a pro & to see that his jokes haven't changed,” she Tweeted in response to a question from @theclaireliu

While playing for UConn, Moore helped her team win two national titles. Now, UConn fans and women’s basketball fans nationwide are hoping that Moore, along with other former UConn players -- Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tina Charles, Asjah Jones, Diana Taurasi – and the rest of the U.S. woman's team take another world champion title.   

When asked by @2scoopsof_MILA what motivates her, Moore said she's simply driven to be the best.

“I'm motivated to be the best I can be and the best don't take days off,” she tweeted.

The entire chat, however, was not about basketball.

@gabsunderfire asked Moore what she would do if she wasn’t playing basketball.

“If I wasnt playing basketball I would be involved in music. Still dreaming of playing with @coldplay!,” Moore tweeted.

In case you have not seen the video, Moore is a self-taught drummer and plays along to songs from one of her favorite albums, Coldplay’s X&Y.

She said she hears the songs in her head and plays. Hear her play in this video.

She’s also a pretty good juggler.

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