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Maurice Creek Leaving IU Basketball For More Playing Time

In his first game since January 2011, Creek leads the team in scoring with 12 points.

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.

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