Born and raised in Horsham, Victoria and developed as a player by former NBL coach Owen Hughan, Mitch Creek has become of the Australia’s brightest young stars.
Creek was signed by (somewhat) hometown team, the Adelaide 36ers and debuted for the club on December 3rd, 2010. In 21 minutes of action off the bench, he scored seven points and forced three steals in a 92–79 win against Townsville.
As a rookie, he appeared in 20 games for the 36ers, averaging 5.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
Mitch Creek, fresh from winning the Adelaide 36ers Defensive Player of the Year, takes Aussie Hoopla through his basketball journey so far.
Highlights of the conversation include;
- Why he thinks the NBL is a better place to develop then College.
- What factored in to his decision to play in the NBL instead of heading to the USA.
- His thoughts of what it will take for him to develop into a potential Boomers squad member.
- Why he thinks Adelaide 36ers teammate Daniel Johnson is worthy of the MVP award.
- How he is going to win the 2013 NBL Dunk Competition.
- Who he thinks will win the 2012 NBL Championship.
Lastly and perhaps most importantly, how no one can come close to him in “Need for Speed”.
That’s something he has an open invitation to as well!