Aaron Craft to Play for Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors Summer League Teams

By DJ Byrnes on June 27, 2014 at 4:18p
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Aaron Craft had said he'd do anything to earn a shot in the NBA, and now he has his chance.

Per 97.1 The Fan's Anthony Rothman, Craft's agent says Aaron will play for the Philadelphia 76ers in the July 5-11th session of the Summer League in Orlando, and then for the Golden State Warriors in the July 11-21st session in Las Vegas.

The biggest question surrounding Craft involved his offense. He worked on his awkward shooting motion with coach Keith Veney, eliminating an unsightly hitch that plagued Craft during his senior season. He shot 30 percent from three-point range last season.

“Obviously I’m not where I need to be, but I feel really comfortable with the improvements,” he said after a workout with the Jazz.

His field-goal percentage fluctuated between 50 and 42 percent and his three-point percentage never rose above 38 percent. Craft’s career totals were 8.9 points per game on 45.9 percent shooting from the field and 33.3 percent from long range.

At the NBA Draft Combine, Craft made 55 of 102 (53.9 percent) shot attempts from NBA three-point range, college three-point range, 15 feet and the free throw line.

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

#swoon

Does anyone know if BucksFan changed his icon?

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Go1Bucks's picture

Shame on Cavs for not reaching out to him.

Go Bucks!

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nikolajz1's picture

Teams from Ohio aren't obliged to take Ohio State players...

 

Go1Bucks's picture

Didn't say they should take him, read carefully, said they should have reached out - meaning try out at least. So f all your DVs.

Go Bucks!

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Seattle Linga's picture

Good luck Aaron - you will be missed by the entire Buckeye Nation and come back home one day to "Dot the I"

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Go1Bucks's picture

See what I said about comments earlier C, silly sometimes.

Go Bucks!

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Seattle Linga's picture

Been there - done that - I do know what you mean!!!

You hit the nail right on the head

 

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Fort Seneca Steve's picture

Let me see...the two greatest scores in the history of Ohio High School Basketball, Jay Burson and Jon Deibler could not get into the NBA, but people think that a no outside shoot, pretty good defender, some assist player like Aaron has a shot.  I would not take that bet.  Don't get me wrong...great Buckeye with a wonderful career when he had a support cast and I am sure he will make a great doctor, but very little chance of playing in the NBA.  

Before there was Larry Bird, there was "Hondo" John Havilcek! The Pride of Martins Ferry, Ohio!

kc_buck's picture

Good luck Aaron and thanks for the memories.

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bucknut94's picture

Best wishes in your personal and professional endeavors Aaron. Go Bucks!!!

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ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

Good luck Aaron!  Go get it.
 

Class of 2010.

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wyatt's picture

He should start on his medical profession and not waste time knocking around the NBA or Europe. 

He is too smart and I want him as my next doctor.

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cdub4's picture

He should follow his dream. It seems obvious he wants to have a basketball career, I wish him the best of luck. He can always go to medical school when his career is over.

I really don't see what the problem is with him playing professional basketball overseas for 5-6 figures. There are plenty of worse jobs IMO.

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kevdale86's picture

Seems to me if he could catch on in Europe or wherever, he could earn the money he needs to pay for med school. Could be his plan.

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Jabba1977's picture

When it comes to Defense,he is the best defender,that I have ever seen!!!

SECHATER77

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MeyerMattaScarletHeroes's picture

I hope these summer league games are televised ... it'd be awesome to watch 

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buckupnorth's picture

I think you can watch them online

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vitaminB's picture

The NBA network will show the games.

BukFan's picture

Always amuses me when players try to fix their shot or throwing motion (Tebow) ...right AFTER the draft!   Hello!   Its too late! 

klfeck's picture

One of my favorite Buckeyes of all time and for ALL the right reasons.

Kevin

OH!!!!!

Proud parent of a Senior at The Ohio State University