Maurice Acker
Maurice  Acker


Hazel Crest, Ill.

High School:

Last College:
Ball State

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 165




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Marquette vs. Kentucky

2008 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship. First Round #6 Marquette vs. #11 Kentucky. Anaheim, CA


Marquette vs. USF

Photos by Maggie Casey


Marquette vs. Providence (Photos by Maggie Casey)

Marquette Men's Basketball vs. Providence


Marquette vs. Sacramento State

Marquette vs. Sacramento State on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007, at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.


Men's Basketball vs. IUPUI (Photos by Maggie Casey)

Marquette Men's Basketball vs. IUPUI

Acker's Career Stats (PDF) Get Acrobat Reader

Career: Ranks fourth all-time at MU in 3-point field goal percentage (.416).

2009-10 Season Notes: Claimed MU's "Create for Others" Award ... Concluded the season ranked second in the nation and first in the BIG EAST in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.1) ... Led the BIG EAST in 3-point field goal percentage (.495) ... Opened the season with 11 points in 19 minutes off the bench vs. Centenary (11/13); also dished out four assists against the Gents ... Had a game-high three steals to go along with four assists and eight points vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (11/17) ... Added 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting, including 3-of-4 from behind the arc, vs. South Dakota (12/24) ...Went 4-of-6 from the field in scoring 11 points and had a career-high five steals vs. Xavier (11/26) ... Played a season-high 29 minutes and scored eight points vs. Michigan (11/27) ... Recorded a season-high seven assists and tallied 10 points vs. N.C. State (12/5) ... Earned his first start of the season vs. Milwaukee (12/8); shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the foul line and scored eight points with a game-high four steals against the Panthers ... Grabbed a season-high five rebounds vs. Wisconsin (12/12) ... Recorded 14 points by knocking down five field goals including a pair of 3-pointers, vs. Presbyterian (12/27) ... Had a game-high five assists vs. Villanova (1/2) ... Was 6-of-6 from 3-point range and finished 8-of-9 shooting from the floor to lead MU with a career-high 23 points vs. Providence (1/17) ... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Jan. 18 ... Posted a game-high six assists and shot 4-of-5 from outside to finish with 12 points against Syracuse (1/23) ... Tallied 14 points, including 12 in the first half on 4-of-5 shooting from distance, and added a team-high five assists vs. Rutgers (1/26) ... Had a game-high six assists and did not commit a turnover while playing a season-high 36 minutes vs. Connecticut (1/30) ... Dished out a game-high six assists and added 14 points vs. USF (2/13) while playing a season-high 27 minutes ... Matched a career-high with five rebounds vs. Pittsburgh (2/18) ... Handed out a team-high six assists without a turnover at Cincinnati (2/21) ... Was one of five MU starters to score in double figures at Seton Hall (2/28) with 12 points in a season-high 40 minutes ... Scored 15 points in win over Louisville (3/2) ... Had a game-high six assists vs. Notre Dame (3/16) ... Chipped in 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers vs. St. John's (3/10) ... Made seven field goals on a career-high 11 attempts and scored 16 points vs. Georgetown (3/12) ... Scored 13 points, including 3-of-3 shooting from distance, and dished out five assists vs. Washington (3/18) ... Finished the year averaging 8.7 points and 3.7 assists per game ... Earned third letter.

2008-09 Season Notes: 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.

2007-08 Season Notes: 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. 2006-07: Sat out season per NCAA transfer rules.

2005-06 (Ball State): 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.

High School: 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-state, all-conference, all-area and selected as the team's most valuable player...was an all-american nominee.

Personal: Born June 25, 1987...son of Maurice Sr. and Renee Acker... has two sisters - Aliah and Shaneya...majors in communication studies.


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