POTB 182: Maurice Creek

  • 06/28/2017 12:58 pm in

Podcast on the Brink is back for a new episode with host Jerod Morris of The Assembly Call. The show is currently available weekly.

In this edition of the show, Morris and Inside the Hall editor Alex Bozich are joined by former Hoosier guard Maurice Creek. Among the topics discussed:

· His professional career and what’s next
· The 31-point performance against Kentucky
· What it was like playing at IU early in the program’s rebuild
· His injuries and how he stayed positive in order to overcome each setback
· The 2012-2013 and how difficult it was to not have a bigger role
· His relationship with Jordan Hulls, Christian Watford and Derek Elston
· The decision to transfer to George Washington
· Why Maurice will always love Indiana and the fans
· Archie Miller and the future of the program

And much, much more. As always, feel free to drop the show a note at [email protected].

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  • John D Murphy

    “For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’. ”
    – John Greenleaf Whittier
    Watford, Creek, Hulls, Elston. TC did a great job with that recruiting class. Such high character guys.

  • Milton H. Williams

    I always wonder, what could’ve been, if Creek would have been healthy during that time.. I truly believe, if he could have been healthy.. We would’ve won a championship, when CZ and VO were there.

  • iugradmark

    I always felt that Crean did his best recruiting when he was in the building phase. As time wore on, his relationships with Indiana HS coaches seemed to sour and IU was recruiting farther away from the state and having to take more chances on lower ranked players. Time will tell if Archie and his assistants can turn this around but so far they seem to be doing the right kind of things.

  • bball at nick’s

    Crean is simply not a great basketball coach. The few spikes in recruiting made him look better than he really was. I’m not sure if his relationship with local talent and coaches “soured” per se, but maybe he felt disappointed with having gone so hard after local talent with relatively little reward, because no player can mask the weaknesses of a coach for very long.

  • Outoftheloop

    I loved Mo Creek then and I love the Man that he has become! A Hoosier for Life!

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I hope Maurice gets into the IU Hall of Fame.

  • stuart j fultz

    Maurice Creek just seems like a great kid. I couldn’t have been more proud of the success he had at GW his last year. I can’t remember a player at I.U. in recent years that endured such injury, to over come what he did and still find success is a great testimony of his strength of character.

  • stuart j fultz

    I think that’s very accurate. I’m not one of the fans either that was overly critical of Coach Crean either. I loved his attention to the scholastic side of things and thought he really cared for the players the way a coach should. But there was something after the 2012 class that changed. That was the last class we got with that was predomenately in-state kids. I trust and believe Coach Miller will continue to do the things to get our kids from Indiana to come to I.U. I absolutely love Ed Schilling and think that when it’s all said and done will be the intrical piece of the puzzle to make this happen. Go Hooooooosiers!!!!!

  • stuart j fultz

    That’s awesome, quoting John Whittier man. Well said and appropriate too. Go Hooooooosiers!!!!!!

  • iugradmark

    I agree with your comments on Coach Schilling. I think good coaches are comfortable with their skills and are not afraid to add help where they might need some. Archie has assembled a talented staff that cannot only help with coaching and player development but bring specific capabilities to the program. Schilling with his Indiana ties, Bruiser with east coast ties, etc. Time will tell if the team delivers, but if you look at their track record, you have to believe this is a very good group for what we need right now.

  • John D Murphy

    I knew I hadn’t seen you much before. Welcome to fray. Love your comments so far.

  • stuart j fultz

    Very cool, thanks buddy. You as well. I love basketball, been in love with I.U. hoops all my life.

  • stuart j fultz

    Absolutely, couldn’t agree more with that. I loved that we got Bruiser right of the bat because he has great name, lol. Gotta be competitive with a name as awesome as that.

  • Larry Brown

    The lack of a big guard that year was the Achilles heel, for sure. Syracuse exposed that. But Creek probably would have been gone by then, had he stayed healthy