You have to feel for Indiana guard Maurice Creek.
As a freshman in 2009-10, Creek starred in Bloomington, averaging 16.4 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Creek was a bright spot for a Hooisers squad that at the time was just starting to rebuild under Tom Crean. Fast forward to now, an injury-plagued career and consistent drop-off since the conclusion of that very season, Creek has now made a decision to leave Indiana and seek a transfer elsewhere.
Creek has one more season of eligibility remaining and is likely to find a new home where he can begin pursuit of his graduate degree. Creek will be eligible to play immediately as a graduate student next season. Since his breakout freshman season, Creek has had two season-ending knee injuries and also tore his Achilles during his time at Bloomington. Talk about bad luck.
“I want to thank Hoosier Nation for their support during my four years at IU,” Creek said in a press release from the university. “I am grateful that Coach Crean gave me the opportunity to come to Indiana University. As much as anyone, he has helped me turn from a boy into a man. I feel like I would have a better opportunity for more playing time at another school where I can be eligible right away.”
It is unclear where Creek will look to transfer at this point, but it’s likely he will go to a lower level so he can have that opportunity to play right away and settle in quickly.
Creek is an original native of Oxon Hills, Maryland.
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