Maurice Polen is a junior power forward who has seen action in 11 career games. He joined the team as a walk-on during his sophomore year.
Earned varsity letter after playing in 11 games and 14 minutes on season...Scored four points and grabbed seven rebounds on year.
Walk-on who redshirted his first season with the Panthers as a sophomore.
A 2004 graduate of West Philadelphia High School in Philadelphia, Pa. where he played for Head Coach Ed Wright and former Pitt player Gerald Jordan...Averaged 17 points per game and earned the Public School League's Marksmanship Award as a senior in 2003-04...Named All-City as a senior...Career-high scoring game was 27 points...Set West Philadelphia's career rebounding record formerly held by former Panther Gerald Jordan...Jordan played for the Pitt from 1995-97...Two-time league and team MVP in the Harold O. Davis Christian League...Four-year varsity baseball letterwinner...Three-time All-Public School League baseball selection as a pitcher and third baseman...Involved in National Honor Society.
Born Maurice Terrell Polen on March 16, 1986...Son of Warren and Linda Polen...Has four siblings: Stephon (31), Kim (30), Warren, Jr. (27) and Marcus (23)...Nickname is "Reese"...Related to Eric Williams, who plays football for the Dallas Cowboys...Hobbies and interests include singing, drawing, baseball, basketball and bowling...Role model is his uncle Haston Lewis III, who inspired him to attend college...Favorite food is a Philly Cheesesteak...Person in history he'd most like to meet: Martin Luther King...Other notable players who attended his high school include Gerald Jordan, Ricardo Lovelace, Gene Banks, Clarence Tillman...Outstanding student who majors in psychology.
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