Mitch Creek has signed to play in the NBL
Horsham basketballer Mitch Creek has signed with the South East Melbourne Phoenix to play in the National Basketball League.
The 26-year-old is currently playing with the Long Island Nets in the NBA G-League after trialling with the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA pre-season.
Creek returning back to Australia all depends on whether or not he signs a contract with a NBA side for next season.
Creek is no stranger to the NBL after playing for the Adelaide 36ers between 2010 and 2018 and was also a member of the Boomers’ 2017 Asian Cup winning team.
Although he played 197 games for the 36ers, it was the lure of returning home to Victoria that really resonated with the Horsham born and raised Creek.
“To be back in my home state is really cool. I see the potential we have at Phoenix and it gives me goosebumps,” he said.
“To be part of a new franchise, there are so many positives for me. I can see myself building a career and a future in something that’s bigger than basketball.”
Creek led Adelaide to last season’s NBL Grand Final series against Melbourne United and was the leading rebounder in the series with 8.7 boards per game. He grabbed more rebounds in the post-season (63) than anyone since Chris Anstey in 2008.