During Michigan’s showdown with Ohio State in Columbus on January 13th, Aaron Craft did his best late-90s Gary Payton impression against Trey Burke. Craft was on Michigan’s point guard like a glove, forcing him into tough shots, taking away passing lanes and preventing Burke from establishing a rhythm.
The numbers bore out Craft’s excellent defensive play. Burke had as many turnovers as assists, and needed 13 shots to score 15 points.
When asked what he thought of going up against Craft during Michigan’s press conference on Monday, Burke answered in a way that may be surprising to some.
“I love playing against Craft,” Burke explained. “It’s tough because he makes you work, but he makes you better, believe it or not, during the game. It’s definitely exciting to play against him, but I think it’s going to come down to me getting other people involved so I can open it up for the guards on the perimeter.”
Playing against Craft is no picnic but Burke relishes the match-up because both p...