Former Indiana Hoosier basketball player Maurice Creek is stranded in Ukraine amid Russia’s invasion and mentioned his newest try and flee the nation Saturday was placed on maintain because of safety points.
Creek, who performs professionally within the Ukrainian SuperLeague, told WJLA Friday he’s caught in Mykolaiv, Ukraine, and that the state of affairs has left him feeling “terrified.”
“My mom is crying day-after-day, my father is fearful sick, my brothers are calling me nonstop day-after-day,” Creek mentioned of his household again house in Maryland.
“I’m terrified, I’m terrified,” Creek added. “I’m not simply that as a result of I’m in it, I’m saying it as a result of it’s actual. I’m not gonna lie, I’m terrified proper now. It’s a horrible time, so I can use all of the consolation and want all of the love and help I can get.”
Creek has been energetic on social media, updating his state of affairs. He informed the station he has been shifting between his condo and bomb shelters for the reason that assaults started.
Saturday morning, Creek reported he was on his way out of Ukraine. An hour later, he mentioned he was nonetheless caught.
“JUST WHEN I THOUGHT I WOULD BE GETTING OUT UKRAINE TODAY… THE SIRENS GO OFF,” he lamented in a tweet.
The 31-year-old performed three seasons with the Hoosiers earlier than transferring to George Washington College in 2013. He started his worldwide profession the next season earlier than becoming a member of the SuperLeague in 2018.