Creek Speaks

Maurice Creek said he found out he was  declared eligible by a phone call by IU coach Tom Crean after coming out of a class Monday morning.

“I left my class and then coach Crean called me and was like, ‘You’re cleared,'” Creek said. “I was like , “Wow. Yes. I’m done.” It was a great feeling, just coming out of class. You wake up every morning thinking, ‘Did I get cleared, did I get cleared?’ And now it’s cleared.”

Crean provided a written statement.

“It’s one of those things where we were never in doubt that it would happen, or overly nervous,” he said in the statement. “But there is certainly a sense of relief when he actually was cleared and there was a sense of accomplishment when he was cleared.  And to me that speaks volumes.”