Maya Moore of the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx will be among the athletes honored at this year’s Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Awards in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Dec. 5.
Moore has been named the Performer of the Year. Moore not only led the Lynx to the 2017 WNBA title, but over the last eight years, dating back her collegiate career at UConn, she has also been a key player on more than a dozen teams that have won championships.
Joining her as honorees are Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers and Carlos Beltran of the Houston Astros.
Embiid will be given the "Rising Star Award." Beltran, representing the World Series champions, will receive the "Hope Award" after raising nearly $1.5 million to help in hurricane relief efforts for Puerto Rico.
The show will be televised on NBCSN at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8.