When he returned healthy last season, he struggled to be consistent or play well off the bench for the Hoosiers. Creek needed a new environment, a new start for his final year of eligibility.
He is getting it this year at George Washington.
Creek, now 23 years old, looks much more like his former self than he did a year ago. He is averaging 16.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game for GW this season. The Colonials are 8-1 to start the season, their lone loss coming to Marquette.
Creek's best performance came just last night, when he scored 25 points on 6-of-11 shooting and buried a game-winning stepback jumper with 0.6 seconds remaining to beat Maryland, 77-75. Creek dribbled to the left elbow, jumped back, and knocked the shot in to win the game. He played 36 minutes.
Through nine games, Creek is shooting 47.9 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from beyond the arc. He's gotten to the free-throw line an average of 4.6 times per contest. And Creek has already played 72 more minutes for George Washington than he played for Indiana all of last season.
Good for Maurice Creek.