He’s back. That’s right, Aaron Craft is back.
The former Ohio State star earned another chance to make it in the NBA on Thursday when he was named to the Utah Jazz’s NBA Summer League roster.
Craft went unselected during the 2014 NBA Draft and spent the 2015-16 season in the NBA Development League with the Santa Cruz Warriors, an affiliate of the Golden State Warriors. Craft played in 30 games with the Warriors, averaging 13.5 assists, 7.3 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game.
The scrappy guard known for his lockdown defense left Columbus, Ohio as one of the most decorated players in school history. He finished his career as the Big Ten’s all-time leader in steals and also went down as Ohio State’s all-time assists leader. He was a member of one Elite Eight team and two Sweet 16 squads during his prolific tenure with the Buckeyes.
Loved by Buckeyes fans and loathed by practically everybody else, Craft will get another shot at fulfilling his NBA dreams this summer.