Earlier this year, Mitch Creek had some hard decisions to make. Dreams of a maiden NBA contract were no longer fanciful, and the 26-year-old Victorian was faced with two options. Leave the NBL, the only professional league he had ever known, and plunge into the uncertain world of international club basketball? Or double down, continue developing in the NBL and hope to garner enough NBA interest from half way around the world? Creek chose the former.