Creek enjoys giving back at youth camp

  • 01/01/2009 2:00 pm in

While most teenagers and young adults were gearing up for the ball to drop Wednesday afternoon, Hargrave Military Academy guard and Indiana signee Maurice Creek was focused on instructing kids at a local youth basketball camp.

“It feels really good to give back to little kids because I was there at one time,” Creek told Inside the Hall. “I feel really good about what I’m doing and I’m glad to be helping out.”

Above all of the basketball instruction he shared at the camp, Creek says he wanted the kids to understand that success ultimately comes from one thing: hard work.

“I told the kids that people that work hard always win. If you work hard, you can be a great and talented player,” he said. “But you have to put the hard work and dedication into it. You can’t just sit on the couch and watch TV, you’ve gotta put work in all of the time. Hard work beats talent.”

The hard work and dedication Creek spoke about is a big reason he’s one of the top players nationally in the Class of 2009 and is expected to make an immediate impact for the Hoosiers. But with the transition to college still months away, Creek is focused on the task at hand at Hargrave Military Academy on the court and in the classroom.

“Hargrave has been great. Everybody on the team is great, they’re good people and they know how to win games. It’s real different waking up at six o’clock in the morning by a bell, but it’s helped me a lot getting up in the morning getting my class work done and study hall. It’s really nothing but books and basketball out there. There’s no distractions. It’s a great situation for me.”

Photo credit: Jody Demling

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  • IU Marine

    Sounds like a great addition to next year's team. I predict that he will be a regular in the starting lineup next year and for many years to come.

  • Kelin Blab

    Creek starts next year without a doubt

  • peaychris

    i like what creek is doing and i think its great, but when he said hard work beats talent i can only think of the current team and laugh..

  • iouiu

    He’s in good company – look at this quote from Thomas Jefferson –
    I am a believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more of it I get

    Sounds like Creek is ahead of his age. Can’t wait to see him on the court for the Hoosiers.

  • Kelin Blab

    Hoosiers 09-10 (Sorry I have to look forward to something)

    G- Rivers (settles this team at Guard, strong defensively)
    G- Dumes (Dumes will be a better player next year)
    G- Creek (Solid scoring punch, good attitude, AJ Guyton 2009')
    F- Elston (I wanted to go Wateford but I really like Elston)
    C- Pritchard (With perimeter help, Pritchard will be hard to handle in the post)

  • dale11

    i cant see watford on the bench next year…and if dumes cant start being consistant he won't start next year

  • pacino

    G- Rivers
    G- Dumes
    G- Creek
    F- Watford
    C- Pritchard

  • Unknown

    Guys why would we all accept Dumes as a regular starter…he is inconsistent and that is not a good quality to a senior leader

    so it should go like


  • Tom Crean

    I expect


  • Tom Crean

    I expect