They shot the J well; they dunked not as well

Maurice Creek and Jordan Hulls chill.

LOUISVILLE — Three future Indiana players took part in the Night of the Future Stars event at Bellarmine University here on Friday night.

Maurice Creek, a 6-foot-5 guard from Hargrave Military via suburban Washington D.C., led all players with 17 points in the 3-point contest. He hit all five of his “money-ball” shots. This means one of two things: he likes to shoot with a little extra pressure on him or he likes to shoot basketballs that are painted white on the bottom half.

Creek will be joined by Bloomington South’s Jordan Hulls — who remains the favorite to win Mr. Basketball when it is announced on Sunday — in the finals of the 3-point contest tonight. Hulls had 15 points.

Christian Watford, the 6-7 wing from Birmingham, Ala., ended up with seven points in the 3-point contest.

Creek was the only Indiana recruit to play more than one game in the two-on-two contest. He teamed with UCLA recruit Brendan Lane and advanced to the final game, when the duo lost to the tandem of Rakeem Jamal Buckles (a Louisville recruit) and Eric Bledsoe (a 6-foot guard who remains undecided).

Hulls unsuccessfully partnered with former AAU teammate Stephan Van Treese (also headed to Louisville), while Watford and another future Cardinal, Payton Silva, also could not get out of the first round.

Creek and Watford both entered the dunk contest and proved they could throw down windmill dunks. But they did not advance to tonight’s final.


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