Ohio State’s Aaron Craft: Best Distributor in College Basketball?



I believe the best compliment you can ever give a point guard is “excellent distributor.” I asked Ohio State “1” Aaron Craft what he thought of the term at Big Ten media day.

“I’ll take any kind words I can get,” he responded.

Craft has had the benefit of playing with a marquee player in Jared Sullinger; giving him a strong force to work the ball inside to.

“Playing with a guy like Jared, and a guy like Evan Turner (NBA overall #2 pick in 2010) in the summer, makes us better. It’s a lot more fun and you always now what you’re going to get.

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#2 Ohio State Buckeyes vs. #2 Kansas Jayhawks: everything you need to know


The eastern and western outskirts of what we call “the Midwest” will meet on Saturday in the prime time national semifinal game. The 2008 national champion Kansas Jayhawks will meet the 2007 runner-up Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2012 Final Four.

Let’s break it down!

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Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas: The Forgotten Star Freshman

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When it comes to the number one team in the nation, the Ohio State Buckeyes, people usually start by talking about their stud freshman Jared Sullinger, who might just be the best player in the nation. Seniors David Lighty and William Buford should end up on NBA rosters next year, even though Will has taken a big step back this year.

Then there’s that phenomenal freshmen class. After Sullinger, Aaron Craft is making some headlines. But don’t forget about big ten freshman player of the week 11-29-10 Deshaun Thomas, who went off for 15.5 ppg, 68% fg that week.

By Paul M. Banks

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Point Guard Aaron Craft Emerging as Star for #1 Ohio St.

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Last night, a national audience on ESPN saw the #1 Ohio State Buckeyes win their most important conference home game over the #12 Purdue Boilermakers in a game that was never even remotely close. A main reason why is freshman point guard Aaron Craft, who took home player of the game honors during the broadcast.

His box score wasn’t all that impressive, but it truly featured a little bit of everything.

This followed a game in which the Buckeyes came back from a big second half deficit to defeat the Illini; a game in which Craft harassed Demetri McCamey, one of the best point guards in the nation, into by far his worst shooting game of the season.

And this follows Craft’s Big Ten Freshman player of the week performance (1-17-11), a week in which he produced14.5 ppg, 56% fg, 60% 3pt.

By Paul M. Banks

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