Collegiately, he played his final three seasons for Missouri State from 2008-11 and averaged 11.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 35 games during his senior season.
Creekmore attended Thomas Edison High School in Tulsa where he was a four-year starter and led the state of Oklahoma in rebounding during his junior and senior campaigns. He was named All-State at the conclusion of his senior year after averaging 23 points, 17.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 blocked shots per game. He concluded his career as the school’s all-time leading rebounder.
Tulsa66ers.com caught up with Creekmore for a quick Q&A this week.
On when he recognized basketball was a passion of his:
“I have been playing ever since kindergarten or first grade. I’ve been working out with my dad as long as I can remember. He taught me all about the game of basketball and ever since then I’ve just kept it going.”
On his high school career:
“I went to high school at Edison here in Tulsa and got the chance to start as a freshman. That really helped my development playing with guys four years older than me. That was the biggest help for me. Every year I got better and by the time I finished, I was the all-time leading rebounder and second or first in scoring in the school’s history. I worked very hard and it paid off.”
On his decision to continue playing basketball collegiately
: “I went to Boston University, and I was excited because it was a good academic school and I wanted to receive a good education. But it didn’t work out there so I got the opportunity to play at Missouri State after they finished their new arena. I was able to play for Coach Martin who recruited me with Purdue and I really liked it, so it was a great experience.”
On playing overseas after college:
“I went to Germany. I tried to receive another year of eligibility with Missouri State after my senior year, but it didn’t work out at the time with the NCAA. I thought the best decision for me at the time was to go to Germany. I liked it over there, but the team wasn’t the best fit for me so I came back here and was lucky to get a spot with the 66ers.”
After a couple weeks, what his impressions are of the 66ers organization:
“First thing, it is a very professional organization. I love the skill development. It’s all hard work but everyone here treats you like a professional. They don’t baby you and you have to take care of your own business. I really like it. We definitely work hard every day. The first time I worked out with the 66ers, it was all about defense, defense, defense.”
On 66ers head coach Dale Osbourne:
“He makes you work hard every day in practice. Coach Oz treats you like a grown man, especially if you get your work done and you give maximum effort all the time.”
On his game:
“In college, I was more of a center type, a dirty work guy. Now I am trying to expand my shooting range and keep working on my post game. In a couple years, I want to develop a solid 3-point shot and extend my range.”