GWU's Maurice Creek shoots 18-ft jump shot against Maryland
(WJLA) - Student-athlete Maurice Creek re-enacted his now famous shot for us on Tuesday – just without the thousands of screaming fans.
On Sunday night, at the Verizon Center, George Washington and Maryland were tied in the final seconds, and as the clock wound down, Creek knew it was his time.
“I said to Coach (Mike Lonergan), 'I want the ball,'" he said.
Creek’s 18-foot fadeaway jump-shot was nothing but net - beating the buzzer and sending the Colonials and their faithful into a frenzy.
“This feels great. It’s what I dreamed of as a little kid, watching great players like Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant – who make those shots every day. I finally got the chance to do that," Maurice said.
They call him 'Mo' at Foggy Bottom. He's actually a graduate student who played at Indiana University and hails from Oxon Hill, Maryland. He says he feels right at home at now at GWU.
“It’s been a match made in heaven… He wanted to get back home and he wanted to prove to a lot of people he had a lot left,” said GW head coach Mike Lonergan.
Thanks to Mo's heroics, GW is 8-and-1 -- its best start since 2005.