Maurice grew up in poverty where life expectancy was very low and from birth, many thought that he would not succeed. The doctors told his mother that there was no chance that he would ever walk or have the ability to play sports. Maurice defied the odds and was offered a full-ride scholarship to Campbell University and went on to play professional basketball in Europe before experiencing a career-ending injury.
A native of Norfolk Virgina, Maurice is the definition of an overcomer. As a motivational speaker and international bestselling author, he uses his story to inspire audiences to dream big and win despite their challenging circumstances.
In 2015, Maurice founded CANi Ceaseless Ambition Nonstop Improvement a nonprofit organization that works to empower kids through academics and basketball.
Maurice’s love for people is evident in all that he does including the ongoing food support that he gives to hundreds of families on a monthly basis.
Maurice believes that it doesn’t matter how you start, all that matters is how you finish. This concept has guided his life and is the inspiration behind CANi, Ceaseless Ambition Nonstop Improvement.