It's been a tough road to travel for the 27 year old Thomas Creppy.

Ever since first stepping on the court as an 8 year old in Etterbeek, Creppy looked like he had found his vocation in that orange ball. He quickly moved up the ranks of youth basketball making the move to United Basket Woluwe to eventually get his first real taste of semi-professional basketball (second division) when he joined Gilly. After a couple more seasons roaming the Belgian lower divisions the youngster - who by now had also been a member of the National U16 and U18 selections and had shined with them - joined Pepinster and as a 19 year old played his first game in the Belgian Pro Division on October 24th 2009. It was a very promising rookie season for Creppy as he played a total of 16 games, in which he averaged 2.3 ppg & 1.4 rpg. He had his best game of the season at Leuven on November 28th 2009 in which he recorded season (and career-) highs of 11 points and 7 rebounds in 16 minutes of action.

The following season he joined the Leuven Bears for 3 seasons but with each passing season Creppy's appearances on the court had slowly diminished to a mere 4 games and only 3.5 minutes per game in his third and final season with Leuven. Injuries to his shoulder, the untimely passing of his father, it all came together as it looked like his chances of turning pro were fading rapidly. Physically and mentally struggling Creppy disappeared from the professional scene as he attempted to recover from the blows. He briefly returned to the team of his youth, United Basket Woluwe before moving abroad to play in the lower leagues in France with Le Puy, followed by a season with Aubenas. 

In 2015 a stronger, more balanced Creppy returned to Belgium and with the encouragement of his close friend Faycal Laït signed with Royal IV Brussels, who were playing in the Belgian Third Division that season. Creppy wasted no time in showing off his unmistakeable talent and led the team in scoring as he helped them to the promotion to Second Division. His performances again drew the interest from first division teams and although he did several try-outs with them he eventually returned to Royal IV Brussels the next season to help them in their attempt to maintain in Top Division Men 1 (D2). That season Creppy confirmed that he was back on the basketball scene with averages of 14.4 ppg, 5.0 rpg & 2.0 apg in 33 mpg (26 games) leading Royal IV Brussels to a very respectable 13-15 record, good for the 7th spot and the qualification for the first round of the Playoffs. In that first round they were over-classed by the Gent Hawks however, despite excellent performances by Creppy who averaged 19.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg & 3.0 spg.

At the age of 27 Creppy realized that, if he wanted to achieve his dream of being a professional basketball player, it was now or never and he went into the off-season with a reinforced passion and an insatiable work ethic, leading to rigorous workouts in the very early mornings at Elite Athletes. The work-outs were joined by try-outs with teams and finally that life changing call came in. After a 4 year hiatus Thomas Creppy is now again reliving his dream as a professional basketball player for the Kangoeroes. After a somewhat hesitant start Creppy seems to have found his role in the team and last weekend dropped 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 25 minutes in the loss against Okapi Aalstar.

 

Personally, I'm glad that he is back and I hope he can spent a couple more years doing what he loves most at the highest level in Belgium.

Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek - A

#
Players
MIN
PTS
FG
3PTS
FT
REB
AST
TOV
TIDX
  • 8
    CHEATHAM Kwan
    30
    12
    3/8
    2/5
    4/4
    5
    0
    1
    10,33
  • 10
    OVENEKE Randy
    28
    5
    2/4
    1/2
    0/0
    1
    1
    0
    2,67
  • 15
    BADJI Pape
    28
    10
    4/7
    0/0
    2/3
    4
    0
    1
    4,64
  • 6
    MCNEAILL Kenyon
    26
    13
    5/8
    1/2
    2/2
    3
    8
    1
    19,42
  • 9
    EL KHOUNCHAR Naim
    25
    6
    3/7
    0/4
    0/0
    5
    0
    1
    6,4
  • 5
    SAPP T.J.
    26
    12
    4/9
    1/5
    3/3
    3
    2
    0
    11,73
  • 12
    CREPPY Thomas
    25
    12
    5/12
    2/4
    0/0
    4
    0
    2
    9,2
  • 13
    MORIS Stéphane
    11
    0
    0/0
    0/0
    0/0
    1
    0
    0
    2,72
  • 7
    VANTHOURNOUT Giel
    1
    0
    0/0
    0/0
    0/0
    0
    0
    0
    0
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Crelan Okapi Aalstar - A

#
Players
MIN
PTS
FG
3PTS
FT
REB
AST
TOV
TIDX
  • 1
    CHANNELS Wesley
    28
    12
    3/9
    1/3
    5/5
    3
    9
    0
    20,53
  • 6
    TOFI John
    26
    19
    8/13
    0/0
    3/5
    8
    2
    0
    26,92
  • 2
    TAYLOR Vernon
    25
    6
    2/7
    0/3
    2/2
    4
    1
    1
    9,2
  • 4
    AMIS Bill
    23
    2
    1/4
    0/1
    0/0
    7
    1
    2
    1,73
  • 10
    TROISFONTAINES Olivier
    23
    12
    4/8
    2/5
    2/2
    2
    1
    0
    9,56
  • 45
    CHRABASCZ Andrew
    26
    8
    3/5
    1/2
    1/2
    1
    0
    1
    4,03
  • 24
    DUNHAM Kellen
    18
    13
    5/13
    3/9
    0/0
    3
    0
    0
    11,38
  • 11
    GEUKENS Senne
    15
    7
    3/4
    1/1
    0/0
    3
    1
    0
    20,33
  • 5
    HEMELEERS Sam
    12
    6
    2/4
    2/4
    0/0
    0
    1
    0
    8,33
  • 0
    KOHAJDA Justin
    4
    0
    0/0
    0/0
    0/0
    0
    0
    0
    -10
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