Lynx star forward Maya Moore will play a partial season for UMMC Ekaterinburg, a Russian Premier League powerhouse.
Moore, 28, made the announcement Thursday on Twitter, saying she would join the team next month.
UMMC has won the past nine Russian League titles as well as three EuroLeague titles. Fellow WNBA star Diana Taurasi said she was leaving the team just days ago. Taurasi’s Phoenix teammate Brittney Griner, another WNBA star, remains on the UMMC roster.
Moore’s previous WNBA offseason international experience included playing in Spain from 2011-12 and China from 2012-16. She did not play abroad last offseason.
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