Horsham product Mitch Creek was prematurely released from his second 10-day NBA contract with the Brooklyn Nets on Friday.
Creek had signed his second 10-day contract with Brooklyn on Tuesday February 5, and played 15 minutes and scored eight points in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks the following day.
Creek getting released from his contract coincided with Brooklyn’s star shooting guard Caris Levert returning to the team after missing several months through injury.
Creek returned to Brooklyn’s affiliated G-League side the Long Island Nets on Friday, scoring 18 points in his team’s 107-109 loss.
Creek said he was still determined to keep working hard in a post on Instragram
“Relighting the flame bigger than ever inside - new journey starts now!” he posted after being released.
Creek also simply posted “PROUD” on his Facebook page.
“No matter how big or small your dream may be - never let anyone tell you that you can’t do it. Aim high, believe in yourself,” he said in a separate post.
After signing a pre-season contract with Brooklyn, Creek told the Mail-Times joining an NBA franchise was a dream come true, regardless of his playing time.
“I set the bar pretty high for myself these days and the fact I have gone out and started to push the barrier of what is possible, especially for a country boy from Horsham, has to be a story in itself for what perseverance and hard work is,” he said at the end of July before he returned to Horsham to hold clinics.