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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
15 hours ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State Warriors 2014 Summer League Preview

The Warriors Summer League team, while consisting of only one first round draft pick (Nemanja Nedovic), does sport a few big-name college studs hoping to impress NBA GM’s in their first game of the summer on Friday. Aaron Craft, the closest thing to a household name on the Dubs roster, was the starting point guard for Ohio State the past four years, and is best known as a defensive...
Via BaySportsNet
15 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Mock Draft, final edit

The fourth and final installment of my 2014 NBA Mock Draft: 1. Cleveland Cavaliers: Jabari Parker, F, Duke. Can score from anywhere, anytime; expected to be an immediate contributor. 2. Milwaukee Bucks: Andrew Wiggins, F/G, Kansas. Athletic and crafty, smooth Dr. J-like skills. Source: "Cavs could take him at No. 1 for sure." 3. Philadelphia 76ers: Joel Embiid, C, Kansas...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
29 days ago  |  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 freshman Russell able to enroll

Ohio State basketball fans can breath a sigh of relief upon the news prized recruit D'Angelo Russell will be in the Buckeyes lineup this season. Russell, a five-star recruit and the No. 2 shooting guard in the country according to Scout.com, did not enroll with the rest of the incoming freshman last week because the NCAA Eligibility Center had not cleared his transcript. Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Day Seven Of Suns Pre-Draft Workouts

  The Phoenix Suns got back to working out second round talent on day seven of pre-draft workouts. The first week was all players projected to be taken in round two brought in to work out. The first two days of the second week they worked out some bigger names that could very well be lottery picks or even a few that will go in the top ten of the draft on June 26. Kansas power forward...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
June 05, 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 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 05, 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

Craft Takes Home Top Scholar Honor

Ohio State held its annual Scholar-Athlete dinner Monday night, with the most prestigious award going to someone often described as one of the top student-athletes at the college level in Aaron Craft. The guard talks about ending his OSU time in style and how he's preparing for the next level.
Via ohiostate.scout.com
April 15, 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

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

LaQuinton Ross leaving Ohio State for NBA

Aaron Craft's career came to a close when Ohio State lost to Dayton on Thursday afternoon, but he wasn't the only one who played his last game in a Buckeye uniform. LaQuinton Ross is planning to declare for the NBA draft. Ross was expected to meet with the Ohio State staff on Monday afternoon, sources told CBSSports.com. Ross was Ohio State's leading scorer and rebounder...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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

This ASU/Aaron Craft Meme sums up March Madness

#11 Dayton defeated Ohio State, #7 Texas hit a game winner to defeat #10 Arizona State, and #12 seeds Harvard and North Dakota State pulled off the 12-5 upsets. What better way to sum up Thursday than with two of the most memorable photos from Day One of the NCAA Tournament? How about, combine the […]
Via Full Scale Sports
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Best of Aaron Craft’s Defeat Meme

As you probably have seen already, Ohio State lost in epic fashion to underdog Dayton during the second-round of Thursday’s NCAA Tournament. After Craft’s potential game-winning shot clanked off the iron, the senior playing in his last game as a Buckeye, presented Twitter with the perfect photoshop opportunity after falling to the floor. Via Via Via The post The Best of Aaron...
Via Diehardsport
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Siva gets in Twitter battle over Aaron Craft joke

Former Louisville point guard Peyton Siva served up a blogger who cracked a Peyton Siva joke over Twitter Thursday during the NCAA Tournament. Our buddy Kevin Clancy, who is the lead blogger for NYC Barstool, made a joke about Aaron Craft after the longtime Ohio State point guard’s career came to an end following a […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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