Maurice Creek is getting acclimated to his new surroundings at South Kent and a number of college programs are keeping up with the 6-foot-4 Maryland native.
Creek, a four-star prospect and a top 65 junior, made the move from Oxon Hill High School to South Kent in Connecticut. There he's teaming up with Isaiah Thomas, a Washington commitment, and class of 2010 stud Dion Waiters, an early commit to Syracuse, in the South Kent backcourt.
"He is terrific," South Kent head coach Ralph Chillious said. "What I love about him is that he just loves to play defense. If you pick the best player on the other team, he's going to guard him every time. He's one of those kids that takes a lot of pride in that. He's going to be a nightmare because he's so long defensively. All of those guys here are all in the same position. He's going to benefit from playing with Isaiah and Dion Waiters.
"He's on a different planet. He can pass right hand, left hand and score, score, score. He's really talented."
A trio of programs has emerged as the top dogs in the race for Creek's commitment, according to his new coach.
"He told me Marquette, Texas and Pitt have been on him the longest and the hardest. And lately, Carolina and a bunch of other schools have been involved."
North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, Georgetown, Michigan and Miami are also in the mix. Even with a trio of schools looking good early, Chillious said Creek isn't ready to make a decision any time soon.
"He doesn't seem like that to me but I don't know him as well as some of my older guys. I think he's taking in the process and really trying to figure everything out about the schools," Chillious said. "In fact, he was telling me about this team running this and this team running that. So you can tell he's really looking at everything and taking his time to figure it out. He said he's impressed with Marquette and Pitt. Everywhere he's been at, they've been at. He said they've been at every one of his games."