Maurice Evans, Former Vice President of NBA Players Association and Founder of ELOS Sports
Maurice “Mo” Evans, is the former Vice President of the NBA Players Association, founder of ELOS Sports, and an 11-year NBA and European Basketball veteran. He is a member of the Kansas High School Hall of Fame, and in college at Wichita State, finished Top Ten in the NCAA in scoring as a sophomore season along with earning All Missouri Valley Conference Honors. Mo transferred to the University of Texas where he was named to the BIG 12 All Newcomer Team while also leading his team in scoring, steals, three-point percentage and a record 25 wins and 2001 NCAA Tournament birth. He continued to place emphasis on his academic achievement and earned his bachelor's degree in Education.
After college, Mo begun a productive eleven- year career, which included playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks, and Los Angeles Lakers, alongside Kobe Bryant. He was a member of the 2005 Detroit Piston team to play in the Eastern Conference finals and earn a franchise best 64-18 regular season record. He was also a two-time All-Star for both years he played in Europe (Olympiakos and Benetton). In 2003, while playing for Benetton he earned Eurobasket Player of the Year. While in Europe, he earned Eurobasket MVP of the All Star game, and helped his team to win the 2003 Coppa Italia Championship.
Not only did Mo have a productive career on the court, he also served 4 years as the Executive Vice President for the Player’s Association. There he gained invaluable experience as a key member of the NBPA team that successfully negotiated the 2010-2011 NBA Labor dispute. He also helped create and participated in a number of programs, such as the NBA Business of Basketball Leadership and Development Program, The Mentorship Program, and NBPA Top 100 Coaching Program.