Aaron Craft
College basketball player for ohio state
Aaron Craft
Aaron Craft is currently a true sophomore playing point guard and wearing #4 for the Ohio State Men's Basketball Team under Coach Thad Matta. He stands 6 foot 2 inches tall and weighs in at 190 lbs. Craft attended Liberty-Benton High School near Findlay, Ohio. He was named to the 2010 First Team All-State Team in Ohio's Division III and was the 2010 Division III Player of the Year in Ohio.
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D-League Dreams: The Golden State Warriors Double-Down in Surf City
Huffington Post Sports - almost 2 years
It's a Friday night in April on the California coast, and inside the basketball arena there's a sea of gold-with-blue-trim T-shirts that carry the tagline: "Our City, Our Team, Our Time." At every entrance there are long, winding lines of eager fans bubbling with enthusiasm. Inside, the energy of a capacity crowd boils just before the opening tip-off, the fans mounting an uproarious chant: "Warriors! Warriors! Warriors!" The Oracle Arena, you might imagine? Think again. We're actually a little more than an hour down the 880 Highway corridor from Oakland where Golden State's D-League franchise -- the Santa Cruz Warriors -- has captured the imagination, if not the soul, of the entire beachside community. Just like their NBA counterparts who have turned in one of the greatest regular seasons in professional hard-court history, the D-League Warriors are in the playoffs with hoop dreams of their own: they've just completed the regular season with a 35-15 record -- good for f ...
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Craft and Buckeyes down Illini
Fox News - about 3 years
Champaign, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Craft led with 14 points as the No
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Ohio State continues turnaround with road win over Iowa
Fox News - about 3 years
Iowa City, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - Aaron Craft scored 17 points with six assists and six steals to lead Ohio State to its second straight road win over a ranked opponent with a 76-69 takedown of No
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Late Jumper Lifts Penn State Over Ohio State
NYTimes - about 3 years
D. J. Newbill hit a pull-up jumper over Aaron Craft with 2 seconds left in overtime, lifting Penn State to a 71-70 victory over No. 24 Ohio State.     
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Thursday Tip-Off: Can Ohio State regain its swag?
USA Today - about 3 years
"It's like there's this black cloud over us," PG Aaron Craft said.
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Stumbling Buckeyes: No. 11 Ohio State handed 3rd straight loss, 63-53 at muscled-up Minnesota
Fox News - about 3 years
As a senior for Ohio State, Aaron Craft had never lost three straight games — until now.
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No. 7 Ohio State crushes North Florida
Fox News - about 3 years
Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Amir Williams had 18 points and seven rebounds to lead seventh-ranked Ohio State past North Florida, 99-64, on Friday.LaQuinton Ross added 17 points and eight rebounds and Aaron Craft poured in 16 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field for the Buckeyes (6-0) who will host Maryland on Dec
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Craft Comes Alive in No. 7 OSU's 65-50 Win
NYTimes - about 3 years
Lenzelle Smith Jr. scored 20 points and Aaron Craft had all 10 of his points in a second-half surge to lead No. 7 Ohio State past Wyoming 65-50 on Monday night.     
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Williams leads Ohio State over American
Fox News - over 3 years
Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Amir Williams had 16 points and seven rebounds, while Aaron Craft tallied seven of No. 8 Ohio State's 15 steals in the Buckeyes' 63-52 triumph over American on Wednesday night.
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AP Preseason All-America Team
Fox News - over 3 years
The Associated Press' 2013-14 preseason All-America team, with school, height, year and votes from a 65-member national media panel (key 2012-13 statistics in parentheses): Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, 6-4, sophomore, 65 votes (15.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 4,2 apg, 3.0 spg) Doug McDermott, Creighton, 6-8, senior, 63 (23.2 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 54.8 fg pct, 49.0 3-pt pct) Russ Smith, Louisville, 6-0, senior, 52 (18.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, 80.4 ft fg pct) Andrew Wiggins, Kansas, 6-8, freshman, 42 (HS: 23.4 ppg, 11.2 rpg, 4.3 apg, 58.0 fg pct) Mitch McGary, Michigan, 6-10, sophmore, 34 (7.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 59.8 fg pct) Others receiving votes (alphabetical): Isaiah Austin, Arizona State; Jahii Carson, Arizona State; Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Cleanthony Early, Wichita State; C.J.
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Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith give Ohio State senior support
USA Today - over 3 years
Craft and Smith will provide Ohio State with the senior leadership they've been missing
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Basketball Buckeyes enjoy two seniors
Bucyrus Telegraph Forum - over 3 years
Ohio State's Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith no longer enjoy the luxury of worrying about themselves. The two Buckeyes can't fixate on their games alone.
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Ohio State Shocked In Elite Eight
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
LOS ANGELES -- Everything had been going right for Ohio State. The Buckeyes had an 11-game winning streak. They were shooting 47 percent and averaging 82 points in the NCAA tournament. It all fell apart in a hurry in the West Regional final against Wichita State. The second-seeded Buckeyes shot 24 percent in a horrendous first half, and then fell behind by 20 points before their furious rally came up short in a 70-66 loss to the ninth-seeded Shockers on Saturday night. "Coach (Thad) Matta says one half of bad basketball can end your season and that's what happened," forward Sam Thompson said. Ohio State improved in the second half, hitting 39 percent from the floor and making 19 of 22 free throws. It wasn't enough. The Buckeyes got within three with 2:48 to play. But Tekele Cotton hit a big 3-pointer for the Shockers, while Aaron Craft missed a 3 for the Buckeyes. LaQuinton Ross missed another 3 and Evan Ravenel grabbed the offensive rebound, but Ca ...
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LIVE: Elite Eight
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
Wichita State better hope its Elite Eight matchup with Ohio State doesn't come down to the final seconds. The Buckeyes have already had plenty of practice -- and success -- in those situations already. No. 2 Ohio State reached the final of the West Region thanks to a pair of late game-winning shots. Aaron Craft sank Iowa State in the Round of 32. LaQuinton Ross sent Arizona home in the Sweet 16. In the wildest region of the bracket, Thad Matta's team faces the Shockers of Wichita State with a spot in the Final Four up for grabs. No. 9 Wichita State shocked No. 1 Gonzaga in the third round and then overwhelmed No. 13 La Salle in the Sweet 16. "We have to go out there and play our hearts out," Cleanthony Early of Wichita State said ahead of the game, via The Associated Press. "So regardless if their facilities are a little bit bigger than ours, they've got to lace up their shoes just like us." In addition to playing their hearts out, Early and the physical Shockers ...
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INFOGRAPHIC: Who Tops March Madness Social Trends?
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
Want thrills? This year's March Madness has given us a true Cinderella story in Florida Gulf Coast, an Aaron Craft buzzer-beater that lifted Ohio State over Iowa State, two fired coaches (so far), and busted brackets in NCAA pools all across the land. Each of those stories has been shared widely across Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks by sports fans eager to discuss the tournament's highs and lows.
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    On July 31, 2016, Craft signed with Aquila Basket Trento of Italy for the 2016–17 season.
    More Details Hide Details Craft is a Christian. Craft has spoken about his faith saying, "That’s the biggest thing that keeps me humble and keeps things in perspective for me" and "I choose to be a Christian, a student and then an athlete." Craft has put his favorite Bible verse, Romans 5:8, on his basketball shoes. Craft is one-fourth Filipino through his paternal grandmother.
    On January 7, 2016, he was reacquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors.
    More Details Hide Details The next day, he made his season debut for the Warriors in a 101–89 loss to the Iowa Energy, recording eight points, two rebounds, eight assists and four steals in 37 minutes. At the season's end, he earned NBA D-League All-Defensive Team honors for the second year in a row.
  • 2015
    In December 2015, he left Szolnoki after appearing in 12 league games and 10 Eurocup games.
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    On August 6, 2015, Craft signed with Szolnoki Olaj KK of the Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A in Hungary.
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    In July 2015, Craft re-joined the Golden State Warriors for the 2015 NBA Summer League, where he broke the Warriors' Las Vegas assists record for a single summer.
    More Details Hide Details Craft had 27 assists in the Summer League, breaking the old mark of 23, set by Brian Chase in 2010.
    On April 10, 2015, he was named the 2015 D-League Defensive Player of the Year and on April 26, 2015, he won the D-League championship with the Warriors.
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  • 2014
    On November 3, 2014, he was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors as an affiliate player.
    More Details Hide Details On November 14, he made his professional debut in a 122–95 win over the Los Angeles D-Fenders, recording five points, four rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 32 minutes.
    However, he was later waived by the Warriors on October 24, 2014.
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    On September 2, 2014, he signed with the Warriors.
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    After going undrafted in the 2014 NBA draft, Craft participated in the 2014 NBA Summer League, joining the Philadelphia 76ers for the Orlando session and the Golden State Warriors for the Las Vegas session.
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  • 2013
    In the third round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament against Iowa State, he hit a game-winning three with .5 seconds left to send the Buckeyes to the Sweet 16.
    More Details Hide Details Craft is the fourth player in Big Ten history to be a three time first team Academic All-America selection and the third athlete in Division I history to repeat as Division I Men's Basketball Academic All-America Team Member of the Year. Craft graduated from Ohio State with a Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition sciences.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1991
    Born on February 12, 1991.
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