Maurice "Mo" Williams is a native of Jackson, Mississippi; currently playing for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association. In addition he is also the Founder and President of the Mo Williams Academy.

After a successful high school career at Murrah High School, he attended college at the University of Alabama where he led his team as a freshman to a 27-8 record, and also shared an SEC regular season championship. After two solid seasons at Alabama, he entered the 2003 NBA Draft, and was selected as the 47th pick of the second round by the Utah Jazz. The following year he signed with the Milwaukee Bucks as a free agent. He was given the starting point guard position after Milwaukee traded their former starting point guard, T.J. Ford to the Toronto Raptors. This movement opened up a chance for him to make a name for himself not only on the Milwaukee Bucks, but in the NBA as well. Williams averaged over 30 minutes a game, as well as other career achievements.

On August 13, 2008, he was a part of a three-team, six-player deal involving the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and was immediately named their starting point guard. He began scoring big numbers alongside LeBron James. In 2009, Mo played in his first All-Star Game as a replacement for Toronto's injured Chris Bosh.

Although Williams has achieved significant success on the court he has proven to be a champion off the
court! Through his charitable work with the Mo Williams Foundation, he has impacted the lives of many
youth in the Greater Jackson Area participating in the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club and Big Brother Big
Sister of Mississippi. In his latest charitable endeavors, he founded the Mississippi Drills and Skills
Academy to assist top ranked high school basketball players elevate their “game” on and off the court!

Williams is married to the former Kesha Thompson of Pearl, MS. They have five sons;
KyDarrius, Maurice Jr., Michael, Mason, and Maxwell.