Player Profile: Maurice Evans
#6 MAURICE EVANS
Weight: 220 lbs.
Birthdate : November 8, 1978
NBA Years: 8
Career Transactions: Signed by Minnesota as an undrafted free agent (7/23/01)…Signed by Sacramento (10/1/04)…Signed by Detroit (9/9/05)…Traded by Detroit to the L.A. Lakers in exchange for the draft rights to Cheick Samb (6/28/06)…Traded by the L.A. Lakers along with Brian Cook to Orlando in exchange for Trevor Ariza (11/20/07)…Signed by Atlanta (7/29/08)…Traded by Atlanta along with Jordan Crawford, Mike Bibby and a first-round draft pick to Washington in exchange for Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong (2/23/11).
Professionally: Appeared in the NBA Playoffs in six consecutive seasons with five different teams from 2005-2010…Played the 2002-03 season with Olympiacos (Greece) and the 2003-04 campaign with Benetton Treviso (Italy)…In 2003-04 with Benetton Treviso (17.3 ppg), was named Eurobasket All-League Player of the Year and All-Star game MVP.
Personally: Full name is Maurice Eugene Evans…Nicknamed "Mo"…He and his wife, Alexandra, have a daughter, Reese Elizabeth…Parents are George and Cathy Evans, and has a sister, Gayletha…Traveled to Kenya in 2007 with the NBA Players Association as part of the Feeding One Million Campaign, which included the distribution of 11 million pounds of rice to the residents of Kawangware, Kibera and Kagoretti…Also involved with Feed The Children and the American Red Cross…Enjoys swimming, tennis and golf…Named 1997 Kansas High School Player of the Year after his senior season at Wichita Collegiate and the 1996 state 3A Player of the Year after his junior year.
2010-11: Appeared in 73 games (24 starts) for Atlanta and Washington, and averaged 6.3 points and 2.1 rebounds in 21.2 minutes per game…After his trade to Washington, averaged 9.7 points and 2.8 rebounds in 27.4 minutes per game in 26 games (12 starts) as a Wizard…Scored 20+ points three times, including a season-high 23 points at GSW (3/27)…Also grabbed a season-high eight rebounds at GSW.