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Craft Building A Reputation

Craft is having a big season.

When Thad Matta signed his 2010 recruiting class, Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas garnered top billing as the headliners in the group. As the season has gone, however, freshman Aaron Craft has proven himself to be an indispensable part of the squad.

When it comes to Aaron Craft, Thad Matta likes to lapse into exaggerated stories. Like the one about his first chance to square off against former Ohio State star Michael Conley Jr. during summer open gym sessions. "Aaron started guarding him when he pulled into the parking lot because he wanted the challenge," the head coach said. Or the one about how when the Buckeyes were named the nation's...

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