Found April 24, 2012 on Inside the Hall:
With all of the buzz surrounding the arrival of the 2012 recruiting class, the potential impact of a healthy Maurice Creek has been overlooked as Indiana is discussed as a preseason No. 1 team next winter. But Creek is making significant progress as he recovers from his third major injury in less than 22 months. “I’m very optimistic based on our three weeks of offseason, put it that way,” Indiana coach Tom Crean said on Tuesday. “He’s been doing the same things that the rest of them have been doing inside of how we’ve been working on the pick and roll, off screens and working through contact. He just hasn’t been in live situations of going against his teammates.” Creek, who redshirted last season after tearing his left Achilles tendon, averaged a team-high 16.4 points as a freshman, but has never returned to the court at full strength after suffering knee injuries in his freshman and sophomore seasons. Crean stressed that Creek must get in the gym more often as his rehab continu...
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