Posted: 2:02 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013
Maurice Creek looked like he could be the next star for the Indiana Hoosiers, as he had major performances such as a 31-point outing versus Kentucky in freshman year back in the 2009-10 season. But after 12 games, Creek went down with injury, and that's what has been keeping his career from evolving since then.
The 22-year-old, who graduated from IU last month, will play use his final year of eligibility to play at George Washington University in Washington D.C., as he announced he will be transferring to there. Creek grew up nearly half-an-hour away from George Washington, and looks to get a lot of playing time if he remains healthy.
"They basically want me to come in and mentor the young guys and score and facilitate as a senior," Creek told The Indianapolis Star. "They've been watching me awhile. They know that I can do it."
Creek was able to play last season, appearing in 24 games. However, he only averaged about 8 minutes a game, as he was very far back in the depth chart. He would average 1.8 points per game last season. Head coach Tom Crean said that Creek asked his permission to leave the program.
"In all my time as a coach, I have never witnessed someone overcoming the adversity that Maurice had sustained during his time," Crean said.
Marshall and Maryland were also interested in the 6-5 guard, according to Creek himself. The George Washington Colonials will have a leader with Creek, as he will be the oldest player on a team that started four freshman last year, going 13-17.
Creek tells Indy Star that he'll miss playing for the Hoosiers.
"It’s a really good fan base. And all the teammates that I had, I'm going to miss those days, the ones that are still at IU. But it's a business. I’ve got to do what's best for me and my family."
Best of luck to Creek with the Colonials next year! He will definitely be missed.