Evan Turner recipient of “The Enforcer” Award for 2017-18
Annual Award Given to Trail Blazers Player Who Exemplifies the Spirit of Maurice Lucas
Portland Trail Blazers guard/forward Evan Turner was chosen as the recipient of the 2017-18 Maurice Lucas Award. President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey; Vice President of Social Responsibility Christa Stout; and Pam Lucas, widow of Maurice Lucas, presented the award to Turner prior to the Trail Blazers regular-season finale versus the Utah Jazz at the Moda Center.
The annual award was created in 2010-11 to honor the Trail Blazers player who best represents the spirit of Maurice Lucas through his contributions on the court and in the community, as well as in support of his teammates and the organization. In honor of the award, the Trail Blazers will make a $5,000 donation to a charity selected by Turner.
— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 12, 2018
MAURICE LUCAS AWARD WINNERS
2017-18 – Evan Turner
2016-17 – Al-Farouq Aminu
2015-16 – Ed Davis
2014-15 – LaMarcus Aldridge
2013-14 – Robin Lopez
2012-13 – Damian Lillard
2011-12 – Wesley Matthews
2010-11 – LaMarcus Aldridge
About the Maurice Lucas Foundation
The Foundation is named in honor of the late Maurice Lucas (1952-2010), the leading scorer on the 1977 NBA champion Trail Blazers team. Besides his outstanding achievements on the court, Lucas also selflessly gave his time and energy to Portland youth. Since its formation in 2010, the Maurice Lucas Foundation has served thousands of students and families through its Academy program, basketball camps and teams.