Despite being one of the best basketball players to ever come through Columbus and play for the Ohio State Buckeyes, there are a lot of people out there that don’t believe Aaron Craft translates well to the NBA. Of course, this has also brought up talk that he may not even be selected come Thursday night in the NBA Draft.
With that talk has also come the whispers that he may decide to just give up basketball altogether and kick the process of getting his medical degree into full gear.
Well, according to his agent, Lance Young, he’s getting a little annoyed by that talk.
“He is flattered by it, but a little annoyed at people who keep bringing this medical school thing up,” his agent, Lance Young of Excel Sports Management, said in a phone interview. “Even if he doesn’t make it in the NBA, he wants to play basketball for a long time. As long as he can.”
Young even admitted that he himself was a little skeptical as to whether or not Craft would be selected, but believes he’s done well in the process leading up to Thursday to help his cause.
“Coming into the whole process, I was thinking it was a longshot that he got drafted,” Young said. “From what I’ve heard from teams, he’s helped himself. The question mark is what everyone knows, his jump shot. Can he make shots? And No. 2, can his defense and all the intangibles that he brings to the court in a college game translate into the pro game?”
Be sure to stick here on Thursday night as we follow Aaron’s journey through the draft, whether he gets selected or not.