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Former MVP, metro Atlanta native Maya Moore to skip 2019 WNBA season for mission work

The Suwanee native has been contemplating her outside life away from basketball, wondering if she has been living out her 'true purpose.'

Collins Hill alum and University of Connecticut legend Maya Moore won't be playing for the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx in 2019, opting for one year of mission work.

On Tuesday, the Suwanee native dropped her major announcement on The Players' Tribune, which essentially began with an introspective question, "Am I living out my purpose?"

Moore (two national titles at UConn, four WNBA championships) then added:

I learned a long time ago that my purpose is to know Jesus and to make Him known.

Some of you may know about the verse from the Bible that I include in my autographs: Colossians 3:23.

I take the time to leave people with a little insight into who is the foundation of my approach, passion and motivation.

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord ..."

Moore, the WNBA's No. 1 overall pick from 2011 (and league MVP in 2014), will turn 30 in June.