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Maurice Creek Leaving IU Basketball For More Playing Time

Maurice Creek said he will play his senior year at another school.

Maurice Creek lines up on the blocks for free throws

Photo: Alyssa Extin

Creek will graduate from IU and begin work on an advanced degree elsewhere.

The Indiana University men’s basketball team will lose another player for next season, officials announced Wednesday. Guard Maurice Creek is leaving the Hoosiers to play at another university and begin work on a graduate degree.

“I want to thank Hoosier Nation for their support during my four years at IU,” Creek said in a press release.  “I feel like I would have a better opportunity for more playing time at another school where I can be eligible right away.”

Head Coach Tom Crean says Creek has been an “integral part” of the Hoosiers basketball family.

“In all my time as a coach, I have never witnessed someone overcoming the adversity that Maurice had sustained during his time,” Crean said in a press release. “His attitude, ability to continue to work and his passion for the game of basketball have never wavered.”

Creek averaged 7.2 points per game at IU, but suffered a number of injuries which severely limited his playing time.  He’s the fourth player the team has lost to reasons other than graduation.  Cody Zeller and Victor Oladipo announced they would declare for the NBA Draft and Remy Abell, like Creek, is leaving the program in search of more playing time elsewhere.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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