Maurice Eugene Evans is a professional basketball player from the United States of America and is a point guard and short forward. Evans went to the Wichita State University but after two years, transferred to the University of Texas at Austin. He registered for the 2001 NBA Draft but failed to get picked and became a free agent. The Minnesota Timberwolves picked him up but only gave him 10 games to showcase his talents. In 2002, he decided to move to Greece and joined Olympiacos.
The 2003-04 season was spent in Italy with the Benetton Basket Treviso with whom he won the Italian Cup. At the end of the season, he moved back to the US and got into the Sacramento Kings as part of the rotation. He began 11 games out of the 65 appearances that season and played about 19 minutes on an average. At the end of the season, the Detroit Pistons signed him up and as part of the rotation, Evans played just 14 minutes a game with 5.2 points to his name.
In 2006, Cheick Samb from the Los Angeles Lakers, came to Detroit in exchange for Evans and at LA, Evans played backup to the Kobe Bryant and spent most of the time on the bench. The following year, he was transferred again, this time to the Orlando Magic who sent Trevor Ariza to LA. Evans moved up the rotation and soon became the starting shooting guard for the team, helping the Magic to a 52-30 record.