Mar 14, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes guard Aaron Craft (4) looks to make a pass on the baseline against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten college basketball tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Ohio State defeats Nebraska 71-67. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Draft 2014: Aaron Craft completely focused on professional career


While Aaron Craft was not only one of the best basketball players to ever come through Columbus, but the entire game of college basketball, the past few years, not a lot of people see his game transitioning to the next level. Nonetheless, on Thursday night in the NBA Draft, he’ll hope to begin his professional journey by being selected by some team willing to take a chance on him.

There were some whispers that, should he not get selected, he may just give the game up altogether and pursue medical school, but according to his agent, Lance Young, he’s 100% focused on making the basketball dream come true.

“He 100 percent wants to play,” his agent, Lance Young of Excel Sports Management, told The Dispatch last week. “That has been kind of something funny that teams have (asked), and he has even mentioned. But he 100 percent wants to play for the next 10 or 15 years, and medical school and some of those other things can definitely wait.”

As for any potential teams that could take that flyer on Craft come Thursday, well the former Buckeye himself even admitted that the teams are being very quiet in that regard.

“A lot of teams right now are keeping all their cards close to their heart. They don’t want to tip their hand,” Craft said. “You come in and work out for an hour, hour and a half, and do everything you can. Then you interview and then you leave. You’re not given much feedback.”

 

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