Maurice Jeffers

Maurice Jeffers ( born April 3, 1979 in Morrilton, Arkansas ) is a retired American professional basketball player who is now playing after several seasons in the Spanish Liga Española de Baloncesto second-rate three seasons with the German first division 46ers from Gießen.


Jeffers played during his studies in his native U.S. state first for the Lions of Westark College in the NJCAA. After two years at the then community college, he moved to Saint Louis University in the same city in the state of Missouri. The basketball team Bilikens SLU was playing in the Conference USA NCAA Division I. In his first year with the Bilikens, where he played together with Chris Heinrich also known in Germany, he took part in the finals of the NCAA, which, however, equal ended with a first round defeat against the Utah Utes. The following year, because of his playing time at a junior college his last college season, he was the player of the Bilikens with the most points and rebounds and was voted the best offensive and defensive players of the team and consequently also the Most Valuable Player of the Bilikens. The following NBA Draft he was selected by the Sacramento Kings professional team, which, however, did not accept him finally under contract. He then made two games for Asheville Altitude from North Carolina in the then newly- NBA Development League. Later Jeffers had an engagement with the Swiss Olympic Association from Fribourg, which was runner-up in 2002 and for the be - Bilikens teammate Matt Baniak was active.

In 2003 he first played in the summer league United States Basketball League for two teams, but could not there recommend for higher tasks and eventually signed with a Spanish club in the LEB Plata, which corresponds to the third division in Spain. In 2004, he presented himself once more in the USBL, and then again to sign a contract in Spain, where he played the next four seasons in the second highest class for changing clubs.

In 2008 he was finally 46ers committed by the German club casting. The 46ers Jeffers was good with 12 points on average to the most important points collectors, but was injured at the end of the season, the athletic ended for casting on a relegation place. The first relegation from the Bundesliga could only be avoided by acquiring a license vacated the BBL founding member casting. The following season, Jeffers was nachverpflichtet only after the beginning of the season because of injury-related loss of Johannes Lischka. A relegation was narrowly avoided this time. The following season, Jeffers had first exposure to Argentina, but was released there in January from his contract. The sporty good gestarten in the season 46ers found themselves in danger of relegation after a losing streak, committing the vacated Swingman few days later. In the following season from mid-December 2011 Jeffers had persistent knee problems and did not come for the rest of the season to use that ended for the team without Jeffers the relegation zone.