Maurice Ager (born February 9, 1984 in Detroit, Michigan) was selected as the 28th pick in the first round of the 2006 NBA draft by the Dallas Mavericks.
Ager played four seasons of college ball at Michigan State. Following his sophomore season, he was the co-recipient of the team's Most Improved Player Award. The next season he led the Spartans in scoring and led the team to an appearance in the NCAA Final Four. He was selected second team All-Big 10 by the coaches and third team All-Big 10 by the media.
As a senior, he again led the team in scoring but the season ended on a disappointing note as Michigan State lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Ager left Michigan State ranked 11th in career scoring.
After being drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2006 NBA draft, Ager participated in the Toshiba Vegas Summer League and the Rocky Mountain Revue. His first game in a Mavs uniform that summer was against the Nigerian National Team on July 1, 2006 and he lit up the scoreboard for 23 points. In seven total games, he averaged 16.9 points on 42.7% field goal percentage, 36.7% from beyond the arc and 81.6% at the charity stripe. In Vegas, he was the fifth leading scorer with 20.0 ppg in three contests and was named all-first team in the Toshiba Vegas Summer League.
Following a training camp with the Mavs in 2006, Ager played for the NBADL team Fort Worth Flyers. In five games, he averaged 14.2 ppg, two assists and 3.6 rebounds in 25.4 minutes. He was called up by Dallas and would see action in 31 games averaging 2.2 points. He also played in all three of the team's playoff games before their disappointing first round elimination.
The 6'5 guard began the 2007-2008 season with the Mavs, appearing in 12 games with a 1.3 ppg average. But on February 19, 2008, Ager was traded, along with Devin Harris, Keith Van Horn, Trenton Hassell, DeSagana Diop and two first round draft picks to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for Jason Kidd, Antoine Wright and Malik Allen.
He saw action in 14 games for the Nets the remainder of the season, averaging a career-best 2.6 points. The next season, 2008-2009, Ager played in 20 games for New Jersey scoring 1.7 points per contest.
The next season was split between Cajasol of the Spanish ACB League and a return stint in the NBA's D-League with Maine.
His final taste of NBA action came when he was signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves on September 24, 2010. Ager made the team coming out of training camp, playing in four regular season games before being released on November 11, 2010.
Most recently Ager has become the founder, President and lead producer of Moe Ager Productions which specializes in musical tracks for hip hop, R&B and Christian artists. You can keep up with Ager at http://www.agermusic.com