Maurice Ager

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Maurice Ager
Personal information
Born (1984-02-09) February 9, 1984 (age 33)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Career information
High school Crockett (Detroit, Michigan)
College Michigan State (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Playing career 2006–2010
Position Shooting guard
Career history
20062008 Dallas Mavericks
2006–2007 Fort Worth Flyers
2008 Tulsa 66ers
20082009 New Jersey Nets
2009–2010 Cajasol Sevilla
2010 Maine Red Claws
2010 Minnesota Timberwolves
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x Second-team All-Big Ten (2005, 2006)

Maurice Darnell Ager (born February 9, 1984) is an American former professional basketball player. He played collegiately for the Michigan State Spartans from 2002 until 2006. The 6' 5" (1.95 m) guard was best known for being salary filler in the 2008 trade between the Dallas Mavericks and New Jersey Nets, which centered on all-stars Jason Kidd and Devin Harris. Ager is also an accomplished music producer and was considered for a Grammy Award for his song "Far From Home." Ager released his debut album, Moe Town Vol. 1 in 2013.

Basketball career[edit]


In 2005, Ager was the top scorer for Michigan State, who reached the Final Four by defeating the Kentucky Wildcats in a memorable double-overtime game in the Elite Eight. He was named to the Austin All-Regional team after averaging 16.8 points and 5 rebounds a game. Ager scored 24 points against North Carolina in the Final Four, but the Spartans lost to the eventual champions.[1]

Even though Ager averaged a team-high 19.3 points a game, the Spartans did not live up to the expectations that analysts put on them. Once ranked #5 in the country, they received a #6 seed in the NCAA Tournament, where they fell to George Mason in the first round. (George Mason went on to the Final Four). Ager finished his career with 1,554 points with Spartans.

On November 22, 2005, at the Maui Invitational Tournament, Ager faced off against Gonzaga's Adam Morrison in one of the most thrilling battles of the year. Down by three with virtually no time remaining on the clock, Ager sank a three-point shot at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. Despite Ager's team-high 36 points, Gonzaga knocked off the Spartans in triple overtime 109–106.[2] The next day Ager led the Spartans with 20 points to defeat Arizona 74–71 in overtime.[3]

Professional career[edit]

On June 28, 2006, Ager was selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA draft with the 28th overall pick.[4]

While with the Mavericks in 2006, Ager was assigned to the Fort Worth Flyers of the D-League.[5] On February 19, 2008, Ager was traded, among others, by the Mavericks to the New Jersey Nets in a multi-player deal involving point guard Jason Kidd.[6]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

2006–07 Dallas 32 1 6.7 .314 .333 .606 .7 .2 .1 .1 2.2
2007–08 Dallas 12 3 6.4 .185 .000 .833 .3 .3 .0 .1 1.3
2007–08 New Jersey 14 0 6.3 .421 .273 .167 .6 .3 .0 .0 2.6
2008–09 New Jersey 20 0 4.9 .349 .000 .500 .5 .2 .1 .1 1.7
2010–11 Minnesota 4 0 7.3 .545 .750 .000 .5 .3 .3 .0 3.8
Career 82 4 6.2 .339 .250 .566 .6 .2 .1 .1 2.1


2007 Dallas 3 0 8.0 .556 .667 .500 1.0 .0 .0 .0 5.0
Career 3 0 8.0 .556 .667 .500 1.0 .0 .0 .0 5.0

Music career[edit]

As a music producer, Ager's musical talent is becoming ever increasingly known and recognised, a talent which he has developed since his teenage years. In 2013, he was nominated for Producer of the Year at the EOTM Awards in Los Angeles. Even more impressive, Ager received ballot consideration for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards for his single, "Far From Home." He has produced for not only himself, but artists such as Royce Da 5'9, E-40, Lazy Bone, Major Williams, Yukmouf, Rashaun Will,[7][8] and B-Real of Cypress Hill. One of Ager's most popular works is his single, "Forever I'm a Spartan" released as an anthem for the Michigan State University football team in 2010.


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