Ohio State Buckeyes’ point guard Aaron Craft will be back for his senior year for the 2013-14 college basketball season. With many players going pro, Craft will easily be one of the best point guards next season.
Craft was one of the best defensive guards in the nation this season and he will not disappoint in that department next year. He averaged 2.1 steals per game on the season. His 10 points and 4.6 assists per game was also a nice addition to the stats sheet. However, if Craft wants to make the most out of his senior year, he will score the ball more.
Craft scores when he wants to, but he is definitely a pass first type of guard. With Deshaun Thomas leaving for the NBA, Ohio State can no longer count on Thomas scoring a good portion of its points. That is where Craft needs to come in.
He shows signs of brilliance on the offensive side of the ball at times, but other times doesn’t even look to find his shot or drive to the basket. In the 2013 NCAA Tournament against Iowa State, Craft dropped 18 points, including a last second three that won the game for the team.
Craft was only a 30 percent shooter from behind the arc this season, which is something he really should work on. Being able to pass the ball and rack up the assists is great and all, but point guards that can shoot the long-ball on top of getting the team involved are always the most effective.
Ohio State will be expecting a lot from its senior point guard next season and Craft will not disappoint. If all else fails on the offensive side of the ball, the Buckeyes can count on Craft being one of the best defenders on the court, which is why he will easily be one of the best field generals in the upcoming season.
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