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Sacred Heart-Ohio St. Preview

The emergence of Shannon Scott has made the departure of Ohio State star captain Aaron Craft appear virtually inconsequential. After helping the 20th-ranked Buckeyes pass what seemed to be their only potential test of November with relative ease, Scott looks to maintain his impressive effectiveness in setting up his teammates Sunday night against visiting Sacred Heart. The graduation...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Season Preview For Ohio State Basketball Tickets

This is a sponsored post by our partners at TiqIQ The Ohio State Buckeyes are geared up for their 11th season under head coach Thad Matta. After a disappointing exit in the NCAA tournament in their first game to Cinderella squad Dayton, Ohio State is ranked No. 20 in both preseason polls. The loss of Aaron Craft to graduation will surely be a huge hit to the Buckeyes as Craft was...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Buckeyes Perfect Zone Defense in 92-55 Win over UMass-Lowell

Somewhere in the realms of the NBA Developmental League circuit, Aaron Craft is confused. The signature man-to-man defense that he patented at Ohio State during his four years on campus was lost in translation Friday, as the Ohio State Buckeyes opened up the season with a 92-55 win at home against the UMass-Lowell River Hawks. While it was Craft that transformed how Buckeye fans...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Ohio State Basketball Releases A Hype Video In Anticipation Of Its Season Opener

It’s still football season in Columbus, and it will be until early January, but Ohio State’s men’s basketball season begins tonight.  The Buckeyes, ranked No. 20 in the preseason AP Poll and Coaches Poll, take on UMass Lowell at Value City Arena tonight.  Thad Matta’s squad has to replace Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr., but the Buckeyes brought in an elite recruiting...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Ten Basketball Preview: #2 Ohio State Buckeyes

In typical Thad Matta fashion the Buckeyes lose a ton from last year's team.  The three top scorers from last year are gone in LaQuinton Ross (15.2 ppg, also led the team in rebounding), Lenzelle Smith (11.0ppg, also led in 3-pointers), and annoying yet admittedly valuable Aaron Craft (9.8 ppg, also led in assists and steals).  I mean, that's a team that's been gutted...
Via Down with Goldy
21 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-2015 ITH season preview: Ohio State Buckeyes

With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next month. Today, we continue our look at the Big Ten with the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Aaron Craft era in Columbus is over and his departure, along […] The post 2014-2015 ITH season preview: Ohio State Buckeyes appeared...
Via Inside the Hall
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Craft Is Getting Married Today And The Women Of Ohio Are Not Happy About It

Sorry, ladies, but it’s happening. Aaron Craft will wed high school sweetheart Amber Petersen today. The former Ohio State hoops star, now a member of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, got engaged last summer and will tie the knot this afternoon.  The women of Ohio are not happy about this.  Sorry, ladies 8 to 80, but Aaron Craft is getting married today. #buckbk — Bob...
Via College Spun
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Craft Signs One-Year Deal With Warriors

Aaron Craft signed a one-year, partially-guaranteed contract with the Warriors on Wednesday after playing for their NBA Summer League team, according to his agent. Craft averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.4 assists in five summer league games for the Warriors last month, earning high praise from coach Steve Kerr, a longtime admirer. Craft played his college basketball...
Via RealGM
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Craft found free time in Vegas 'challenging'

It's safe to say Aaron Craft is no Johnny Manziel. In case there was any doubt, the former Ohio State point guard removed that in a blog entry he wrote for NBA.com about his experience in Las Vegas for summer league play earlier this month.  "The most challenging part is the free time," Craft wrote.  Given his reputation as a gym rat and an obsessive student, that...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Craft Jokes That LeBron James Came Back To Ohio Because He Was Given 1-Year Taco Night Membership

Every Tuesday night during Aaron Craft’s college career at Ohio State, the point guard and his roommates had a “Taco Night.” Attendance at the evening of fine dining was normally reserved for the group of five friends–no girls allowed, especially. Occasionally, a teammate or friend would be allowed to show up, too.  The former Ohio State guard joked Friday that the reason...
Via College Spun
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Has High Praise For Ohio State’s Aaron Craft

Aaron Craft’s chances of making it in the NBA are probably slim. The former Ohio State point guard is still thought of quite highly by some people in the league, though, including Steve Kerr.  Craft, who’s currently playing for the Golden State Warriors in the Las Vegas Summer League, received high praise from his team’s head coach this afternoon.  Steve Kerr on Aaron Craft...
Via College Spun
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Craft To Play For 76ers Summer League Team

The Philadelphia 76ers are all about tanking, so this move makes perfect sense. Former Ohio State point guard and Buckeye legend Aaron Craft will play for the 76ers in the Orlando Summer Leagues. Aaron Craft agent tells me he will play for 76ers Summer League in Orlando and Warriors in Vegas. Will report Monday to Philly. @971BandR — Anthony Rothman (@AnthonyRothman) June 27, 2014...
Via Thacover2
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Craft To Play For 76ers Summer League Team

The Philadelphia 76ers are all about tanking, so this move makes perfect sense. Former Ohio State point guard and Buckeye legend Aaron Craft will play for the 76ers in the Orlando Summer Leagues. Aaron Craft agent tells me he will play for 76ers Summer League in Orlando and Warriors in Vegas. Will report Monday to Philly. @971BandR — Anthony Rothman (@AnthonyRothman) June 27, 2014...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

What does the future hold for Aaron Craft's basketball career?

It's no certainty that Ohio State guard Aaron Craft will hear his name during Thursday night's NBA Draft but even if he doesn't, that won't mean the end to his hardwood career. Craft's agent Lance Young puts his client's odds of getting drafted in the 50/50 neighborhood though Craft's inconsistent jumper remains a primary concern. Should Craft not be among...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State’s Aaron Craft Takes Shot At Michigan, Calls Toronto Raptors The ‘REAL Team Up North’

At Ohio State, Michigan isn’t to be called “Michigan,” they’re referred to as “The Team Up North.” As the school the Buckeyes’ hate, the Wolverines are not to be referenced by name. Under Urban Meyer’s leadership, anyone associated with the Ohio State football program getting caught saying “Michigan” is often punished with a penance of pushups. Michigan follows...
Via College Spun
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Craft Calls Himself An “Anomaly” On Instagram

College basketball fans, for four years, always thought of Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft as a different kind of player. It looks like he realizes as much as well. Craft took to Instagram today to post a graphic that makes it clear that he’s proud of his status as a unique kind of athlete. He hashtagged the word “anomaly” under the statement. Craft was a different kind...
Via College Spun
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Craft’s NBA career projection: Ben Hansbrough

If you want to forecast how the professional basketball career of over-publicized, former Ohio State guard Aaron Craft, then look at the pro career of once over-publicized, former Notre Dame guard Ben Hanbrough. If SIU is “Floor burn U,” then Ben Hansbrough was “Captain Floor Burn.” During his college basketball career, he was even grindier than his brother Tyler Hansbrough...
Via The Sports Bank
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Craft, Simon, Smith among Ohio State spring graduates

Ohio State's spring commencement ceremony Sunday at Ohio Stadium included more than 150 current and former Buckeye athletes, a group highlighted by Aaron Craft, John Simon and Katie Smith. Craft, a senior point guard for Ohio State this past season, and Simon, a lineman who finished up his eligibility in 2012, are both best-known for their defensive prowess while Smith is the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Craft graduating from Ohio State, aiming for NBA

The Big Ten's all-time steals leader and Ohio State's all-time assists leader, Aaron Craft graduates on Sunday with a 3.9 grade-point average. He got all of one B in his college career. Craft hopes his next stop is the NBA. In a radio interview last week with 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, Craft said he'd just taken his last undergraduate exam and would turn 100 percent of...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Craft Joins Twitter, Tweets That He’ll Attend Final Four This Weekend

Former Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft is one of the most beloved players in Buckeyes basketball history. So it should come as no surprise that he’s seriously racking up followers on his first day on Twitter. There have been countless Craft fake profiles created, but OSU assistant coach Jeff Boals made sure to let everyone know that this time around, Craft actually has an account...
Via College Spun
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Craft wins national NABC honor

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The National Association of Basketball Coaches has named Ohio State's Aaron Craft as its Div.I 2014 National Defensive Player of the Year. Craft completed his career last month as the Big Ten's all-time steals leader with 337 and was twice named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Multiple coaches called him one of the best on-ball defenders they'd...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

OOPS: Buckeyes jersey's unfortunate error

O-H... I-O! It's a battle cry for Buckeyes fans. Yet, someone who designed one problematic Ohio State jersey bafflingly messed it up. Here's a jersey spotted at a Foot Locker in Columbus that hit Twitter and is going viral. Brett Spivack, a senior at Ohio State, tweeted the photo of the troubled Aaron Craft jersey. Well, at least it would like right in a mirror? Nah, there...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Ohio State's Aaron Craft a late second-rounder at best

Aaron Craft was a scrappy defender at Ohio State for four years who lacked an offensive game for four years as well. Most NBA draft experts have Craft getting selected anywhere from mid-second round to undrafted. Craft’s career at Ohio State was a successful one, but was it successful enough to gain interest from NBA Gm’s? Craft never averaged more than 10 points per game in...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Dayton Pokes Fun At THE Ohio State After NCAA Tournament Upset (Photo)

Dayton University is taking full advantage of its 60-59 NCAA tournament upset win over in-state rival Ohio State. Good morning, Ohio State fans, courtesy of the @daytondailynews - bit.ly/OEiYec http://t.co/cDVxdmnMys— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 21, 2014 Sixth-seeded Ohio State fell to the 11th-seeded Flyers on Thursday afternoon, marking the first time since 2009 the...
Via NESN.com
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Craft lies with Huell, NBA jersey ads, Mark Sanchez and The Killers… While We’re Waiting

It was an eventful week off with Denny filling in for me. I always love reading writing written by Denny so it was nice of him to pick me up last week. But I’m back, so let’s go. First things first, please go vote for my podcast and the WFNY website in general at Cleveland Scene magazine’s Best of Cleveland 2014. Even if you don’t vote for anything else (you’ll have to...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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