Men's Basketball

Remembering Maurice Lucas

Nov. 1, 2010

Remembering Maurice Lucas

"Most Warriors will remember Lucas as a take no prisoners, separate the bodies rebounder. I’ll remember Maurice Lucas as phenomenal father. It was an honor and a privilege to have his sons attend my camp at Utah. Al and Hank’s greatest legacy may be the person the Maurice Lucas became, not the player.

Lucas was a father extraordinaire, who was so proud of his sons for being well educated, happy and self-confident young men. His legacy was as a great father to two terrific sons, David and Maurice, and a wonderful daughter Kristen. He was also someone who respected and revered his mother, always appreciative of the opportunities that she was able to provide for him.

Maurice was a warrior extraordinaire, glass eater and among the most confident players I’ve ever coached or been associated with throughout my career."

Rick Majerus
Former MU Basketball Coach

"Truly one of the all-time greats. I was very close to him, we spent a lot of time together, talking over the years, laughing.  We were truly close and he will be missed. One of the true all-time greats. We had some good times together when we were in school, but we became closer once he graduated. Luke was genuine."

Bo Ellis
Former MU Player/Assistant Coach

 

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