Chanse Creekmur Commits to Arizona State

Chanse Creekmur, a 6-foot-7 forward from Marshalltown, has committed to Arizona State Sunday, according to Net Gain AAU coach Marquise Watts. Creekmur had attended Minnesota's game versus Ohio State last month and had gotten back on Minnesota's scouting radar after deciding not to sign with Santa Clara in the early signing period.

Chanse Creekmur recently visited Arizona State and had attended their summer camp two years ago. The Sun Devils have former AAU and friend Trent Lockett on their roster, which gave them an edge.

Minnesota associate head coach Ron Jirsa recently watched Creekmur score 30 points and the talented shooter attend the Gophers' game versus Ohio State. Gopher fans were hoping that they would see an increased effort in landing Creekmur with an additional scholarship opening up with the departure of Royce White. However, the Gopher didn't express much interest in Creekmur after his visit, according to Watts.

Creekmur is currently averaging 20.1 points per game and recently became Marshalltown's all-time leading scorer. Creekmur made a school record nine three-pointers as he scored a school-best 42 points in an 89-81 win over Fort Dodge earlier this season.

Creekmur was in street clothes Friday night for their game against Ames for "violating the good conduct policy. He will have to miss four additional games. It was the second time they faced Ames in the past six days as they faced the Little Cyclones last Saturday in a game that was canceled twice, due to snow storms in Iowa.

Creekmur was also a standout quarterback and had drawn football interest from Iowa State after he led Marshalltown to its first undefeated regular season since 1947. However, if he were to play both sports in college, he would have to sign a football scholarship and Creekmur would eventually realize that playing both sports at a high level would be very difficult.

The Bobcats advanced to the Class AAAA title game, losing to Iowa City (which is led by Iowa commit A.J. Derby) 42-14. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 274 yards, including touchdown throws of 24 yards to Ty Steffensen and 15 yards to Jarred Carlson. The game was tied at 14-14 before the Little Hawkeyes pulled away. They sacked Creekmur seven times, forced two Creekmur fumbles and intercepted two of his passes.

Creekmur set single-season Class 4A records in completions, yardage and passing touchdowns this year, before setting the 4A title game record with 20 completions against the Little Hawkeyes. Creekmur also rushed for 475 yards this season (second among Bobcats) and had a team-best nine rushing touchdowns.

Creekmur shined in the football playoffs as he finished 20-for-36 passing for 305 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-25 win over Dowling Catholic in the state semifinals. He had 163 rushing yards and two touchdowns while also throwing for 231 yards and two scores in their 31-21 quarterfinal win over Ankeny.

Creekmur averaged 18.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a junior as he led the Bobcats to a 16-6 mark, losing to Cedar Falls 61-57 in the playoffs.

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