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Maurice Acker #2

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  • Nickname(s): Mo
  • Position: Guard
  • Height: 5'8“
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Birthdate: June 25, 1987
  • Hometown: Hazelcrest, IL
  • High School: Hillcrest H.S.
  • Last College: Ball State

High School Career

A high school teammate of current Golden Eagles guard Jerel McNeal … a four-year letterwinner for Tom Cappel at nationally recognized Hillcrest High School … averaged 18 points, eight assists and nearly four steals a game in leading Hillcrest to its 17th straight conference championship in 2004 … was named all-conference, all-area and selected as the team's most valuable player.

Collegiate Career

school season GP-GS Min Avg FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3P% FT-A FT% OR DR Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts AvgHigh
Ball State 2005-06 28-28 888 31.7 76-233 .326 28- 94 .298 78-98 .796 11 57 68 128 43 1 82 71 258 9.2 23
Marquette 2006-07 Did not play per NCAA Transfer rules
Marquette 2007-08 35- 1 467 13.3 53-120 .442 26- 61 .426 26-33 .788 7 27 34 62 28 1 36 54 158 4.5 12
Marquette 2008-09 33- 7 536 16.2 27- 91 .297 19- 66 .288 21-29 .724 11 34 45 61 23 0 25 61 94 2.8 10
Marquette 2009-10 34-21 992 29.2 102-230 .443 51-103 .495 40-55 .727 6 56 62 127 42 1 41 81 295 8.7 23
Marquette Totals 102-29 1995 19.6 182-441 .413 96-230 .417 87-117 .776 24 117 141 250 93 2 102 196 547 5.4 23


Ball State University

In the 2005-2006 season, Acker averaged 9.2 points, 4.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 31.7 minutes and started in all 28 games as a freshman at Ball State … was recognized for his outstanding play by being named to the Mid-American Conference All-Freshmen team as well as being named the league's rookie of the year … will sit out the 2006-07 season per NCAA transfer rules.

Marquette Career

2006-07

Sat out the 2006-07 season as a redshirt sophomore due to NCAA transfer rules.

2007-08

acker2007.jpg Appeared in each of the team's 35 outings, earning one starting assignment … captured program's “Super Sub” Award … Played 12 minutes in season opener vs. IUPUI (11/10), making his MU debut … First basket as a Golden Eagle was a 3-pointer to give MU a 23-17 first-half lead over IUPUI … Played nine minutes vs. Utah Valley (11/12), tallying two assists, one steal and a rebound … Recorded one rebound and one assist in eight minutes vs. Chaminade (11/19) … Scored a season-high seven points on 3-of-6 shooting and recorded two assists and two rebounds vs. Oklahoma State (11/20) … Had three assists and a season-high two steals while scoring five points in 14 minutes vs. Duke (11/21) … Added five points and two assists vs. UW-Milwaukee (11/30) … Contributed six points on 2-of-3 shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers, in addition to two assists and two steals in 12 minutes vs. Wisconsin (12/8) … Tallied 10 points with three field goals, including a 3-pointer, in 17 minutes of action vs. Sacramento State (12/15) … Played 21 minutes vs. IPFW (12/17) and collected a season-best four rebounds and three steals … Posted seven points and four assists vs. Coppin St. (12/21) … Scored five points and recorded a pair of steals in 12 minutes vs. Savannah State (12/29) … Shot 2-of-2 from outside the arc and scored eight points vs. Providence (1/3) … Netted both attempts from the foul line and finished with two assists in 12 minutes vs. West Virginia (1/6) … Played a season-high 28 minutes before fouling out vs. Seton Hall (1/8), and posted a game-high and season-best six assists … Led all reserves with five assists vs. Notre Dame (1/12) … Led all MU reserves with six points vs. Louisville (1/17) … Scored all nine points in second half and dished out five assists without a turnover vs. Connecticut (1/20) … Made first start as a Golden Eagle vs. Louisville (2/4) and scored eight points with a team-high four assists … Shot 2-of-4 from the field and scored four points in eight minutes at Seton Hall (2/12) … Scored 12 of MU's 16 bench points on 3-of-5 shooting from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers, and 4-of-4 shooting from the free throw line vs. Villanova (2/25) … Shot 3-of-3 from the field, including a 3-pointer vs. Syracuse (3/8) … Shot 4-of-6, including a pair of 3-pointers, to finish with 11 points vs. Notre Dame (3/13) … concluded the year averaging 4.5 points, 1.8 assists and 1.0 rebounds per game … earned first letter.

2008-09

Grabbed a career-high five rebounds, including four boards on the defensive end, in season opening win over Houston Baptist (11/14) … Knocked down a pair of field goals, including a 3-point basket vs. Chicago State (11/17) and finished with seven points and two steals … Connected on 3-of-4 shots from 3-point range, a personal high as a Golden Eagle and led the MU bench with 10 points vs. Texas Southern (11/25) … Knocked down a 3-pointer with 7:43 remaining to give MU a 15-point lead over Central Michigan (12/2) … Scored all six of MU's reserve points in a 61-58 win over Wisconsin on 6-of-7 shooting from the foul line … Shot 3-of-4 from the field, including a pair of three-pointers, and recorded two assists and two steals vs. Western Carolina (12/19) … Handed out a career-high 10 assists with a career-best four steals and just one turnover in 16 minutes vs. Presbyterian (12/28) … Hit a running 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer vs. Cincinnati (1/4) … Had a game-high three steals vs. Providence (1/17) … Played a season-high 22 minutes at Note Dame (1/26) and defensively was credited with shutting down the Irish's Kyle McAlarney, who shot just 3-of-12 from the field, in the second half … Handed out four assists in 10 minutes at DePaul (2/3) … Played a career-high 33 minutes vs. UConn in lieu of starting point guard Dominic James, who suffered a broken foot in the first half; Acker finished with six points, knocking down both of his 3-point attempts, including four assists against the Huskies without a turnover … Garnered his first start of the season, second of his career, at Louisville (3/1) in place of the injured James and finished with three points, three assists and three rebounds … Knocked down a pair of 3-pointers and dished out seven assists in a career-high 40 minutes of action vs. Syracuse (3/7) … Matched career-highs for points (12) and 3-point field goals (3) while shooting 4-of-5 from the field vs. Villanova (3/12) … concluded the year averaging 2.8 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game … earned second letter.

Marquette All-Time Rankings

Senior Season Rankings
  • 1st, Three Point Field Goal Percentage (49.5%)
Sophomore Season Rankings
  • 6th, Three Point Field Goal Percentage (min 50 att.) (42.6%)

Professional Career

2010 Bakersfield Jam (NBADL)

After being selected by the Bakersfield Jam with the 5th pick in the 8th round of the NBA Development League 2010 Draft, Acker signed with the team which is affiliated with the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers. On November 17, 2010, he was waived by Bakersfield.

2010-11 Kebs de Laval (Quebec, Canada)

On December 22, 2010, the Quebec Kebs of the Premier Basketball League (PBL) announced the signing of Acker.

2011 Bucaneros de la Guaira (Venezuela)

2011-12 Nijmegen (Holland)

Personal Notes

Son of Maurice Sr. and Renee Acker… has two sisters - Aliah and Shaneya…majored in communication studies.


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