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Basketball columnist Lee Caryer gives you 10 things you may not have known about OSU point guard Aaron Craft. Craft had 20 points and seven assists in OSU's opening win.
Really well written. So glad we have craft for two more seasons
Excellent story and all great points. I get into the bball bucks but probably not as close as some and all of the points you listed are great and I've noticed a few. He's damn good.
Aaron plays old school type of ball. Love his defense and hustle.
Excellent read, Lee. This is must-read material for any Buckeye basketball fan.
Lee, don't forget kelvin Ransey. He averaged almost 18 ppg and 4 rpg as a soph and led a very young team of mostly freshmen to a turnaround season after the dumpster fire state in which Fred Taylor left the program. He is still my gold standard for Osu point guards.
Wow! What a great read Lee. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into it.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by Jagstyle on 11/14/2012 at 3:43 PM
Wow, one of the best articles I've read on this site. Craft is a monster. Thanks Lee.
Great read. Craft might be my all time favorite basketball Buckeye.
Yep, outstanding job again, Lee. You can look for his work each Tuesday or Wed. on the site, depending on OSU's schedule and what else we have pending on the site.
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Im not a big bball fan but you got me hooked. Nice Job Caryer.
I appreciate the thoughts.
Ol' ref, we will excuse you on Saturday, but usually the two sports are played at different times. Come on back.
... (I am trying to resist the temptation to mention that he set a school record.)...
Nice line....I was wondering who would fall out from this new stat.....I was glad to see it was Thompson.....I believe he will be a critical player for this team....possibly a more athletic David Lighty....
I am echoing others in saying.....great article Lee. So many ways to break down an players influence on a game. It also goes to show you, like in any sport, all the star ranking of HS players doesn't mean crap once you get past 5 star recruits. What is REALLY the difference between a 3 and 4 star anyways??
It is ridiculously fun to watch Aaron Craft play and like others have stated I am also glad we have him for two more years and PRAYING he stays healthy.
It was touched on a bit in the article but our inside presence is more than just a "worry"...we should be frightened. Any team with decent size, athletic ability, and a scoring threat in the post will give us complete fits (Duke, Kentucky, Indiana, Sparty....i am sure there are many many others).
Thoughts from anyone else on whether Matta will try to play some more zone this year against teams that pose a serious advantage on us inside???
Ravenel played really well late last year but we need some serious contributions from both Rave's and Amir to make a deep run in March
So who should win between Washington and Seton Hall ? Rhode Island game only on ESPN3, yuck.
Lee: Another well written and interesting take on Ohio State basketball. If you are looking for subjects to supplement your statistical analysis and post game insight, I suggest you consider following Aaron Craft around on one of his typical days as a college student. I think it would be interesting to learn how he maintains almost perfect grades, puts in a full day's work at practice and workouts and still has time to eat and be social and do all the things other college kids do on a daily basis.
This post was edited by hinghambuckeye on 11/14/2012 at 9:44 AM
Great write up.
QUOTE: "Anyone who complains about his shooting – and there have been many on the message boards -- did not really watch the 2012 season." (Lee Crayer)
Thank you Lee for putting this point out there for the ones who have a great deal of opinion on Aaron's shooting, and little to back their beliefs.
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