Though former Ohio State player Aaron Craft has yet to play any significant time in the NBA, news has broken that he will be participating in the NBA Summer League this year. Craft has spent his time since leaving Columbus in the NBA D-League and is hoping to take the next step into the NBA. He will be playing this summer for both the Charlotte Hornets and the Golden State Warriors.
Craft played four seasons at Ohio State from 2010 to 2014. During this time, Craft played a total of 148 games including more than 35 games in each season. His best year in Columbus was arguing the 2013-14 season where he averaged 34.4 minutes, 9.8 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game. In his four seasons, the Buckeyes qualified for the NCAA Tournament in each season.
Since his time in Columbus, Craft went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft and subsequently played for the Golden State Warriors and the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 NBA Summer League. He was signed by the Golden State Warriors after the Summer League, but was waived in October of 2014. Following being waived, Craft spent his time with the Santa Cruz Warriors as an affiliate player. Craft was named as the D-League Defensive Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season, helping to led the Santa Cruz Warriors to the D-League championship.
Now, Craft will turn his eyes to the NBA and hope that he can take the next step in his career and earn a roster spot in the NBA. He will certainly have to improve and be productive in Summer League play to keep this dream alive, but considering that the Santa Cruz Warriors are Golden State's D-league affiliate and they opted to bring him up for the Summer League says at lease something about Craft's chances.