"She will go down as the greatest women's basketball player to ever play. The way she's carried teams, the way she's played on great teams, she's really done it all.''

-- Diana Taurasi, former Connecticut guard and 2009 WNBA Most Valuable Player with Phoenix

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"I'm always amazed at the stuff she does. Even something simple, like one of her pullups, or a rebound. Amazing things like that have been going on ever since I've been here. I'm like a fan of somebody on my own team. I have no choice but to be in awe.''

-- Kemba Walker, who led UConn's men's team to the 2011 NCAA championship

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"She's such a great player. She does things on the floor that you would see a guy like LeBron [James] do one night; she might play like Kobe [Bryant] one night, Carmelo [Anthony] the next night. She has a lot of different styles in her game. She's exciting to watch.''

-- Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder star and the NBA scoring champion the past two seasons

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"It's been great coaching her. Maya gets that it's more than just putting the ball in the hole. She plays so hard, and she's everywhere; in every play, Maya more than likely had a hand in it. And she can shoot that thing.''

-- Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve