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Report: Creekmur leaving ASU

March 10, 2012
By TRAVIS HINES - T-R Sports Writer ( , Times-Republican

Marshalltown High School alum Chanse Creekmur has decided to leave the Arizona State men's basketball program in order to pursue football at a school closer to home, The Arizona Republic reported Friday night.

"I'm just having a change of heart," Creekmur told the newspaper. "It's just something I want to do, to see if I can still play or not."

"I want to see how far I can go because my recruiting caught up late ( in high school)," he added. "I've always loved playing football."

A voicemail left on Creekmur's cell phone by the Times-Republican on Friday night was not returned.

Creekmur was a two-sport star at MHS, quarterbacking the Bobcats to the Class 4A state football title game during his senior season in 2009 while also becoming the school's all-time leading scorer in boys' basketball.

The sophomore has struggled to find success with the Sun Devils, averaging fewer than 20 minutes and four points per game during his two years in Tempe while shooting 37 percent from the floor in his 57 games played.

He averaged 24.1 minutes and 4.7 points per game this season while shooting 39.3 percent as the Sun Devils posted a 10-21 record.

Creekmur, who initially committed to play basketball at both Santa Clara and Iowa before settling on ASU, scored a Bobcat-best 1,264 points during his prep basketball career.

He also owns school records for points in a game (42), 3-point field goals in a career (137) and 3-point field goals in a game (9).

On the gridiron, Creekmur led MHS to an undefeated regular season and the first postseason victory in school history before losing to Iowa City High in the state championship game.

He set single-season Class 4A records in completions, yardage and passing touchdowns.

Creekmur toyed with the idea of playing collegiate football after MHS' historic run to the UNI-Dome before he ultimately decided to continue his basketball career.



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