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Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
Weight: 210 lbs (95 kg)
Age: 27
Position: SF/PF
Jerseys: #55, #, #13, #23
Hometown: Horsham, Australia
Current Team: Timberwolves
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U-19 World Championship Player Evaluations, Part One

Jonathan Givony
Jonathan Givony
Aug 03, 2011, 08:35 pm
Jonathan Givony

Mitchell Creek is the most experienced player on Australia's roster at the professional level, having seen significant playing time in the NBL this past season. From what we saw, he was the most interesting long-term prospect as well.

Creek has good size for a wing player at 6-7, with long arms, a well-developed frame and good athleticism. He did an excellent job in transition and in the post, as well as on the offensive glass and on defense—a product of his physical tools, his toughness and his intensity.

Creek is seeing more time at the power forward spot at the moment than at the “3.” He can beat his man off the dribble with a strong first step, but he must improve his skill-set on the perimeter to fully translate his effectiveness to the senior level. He has limited range on his jumper—he made just one 3-pointer the entire tournament—and he converted just 63% of his free throws. He's also an improvable ball-handler, particularly in terms of using his off hand and learning to incorporate changes of speed and direction.

Creek doesn't need to completely reinvent his game. If he adds a reliable spot-up jumper and gains experience playing on the perimeter on both ends of the floor, he'll become a fairly intriguing prospect.

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