Mask Off: Aaron Craft's Update From Abroad

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Wish Aaron luck on the court and off of it. Seems like a great young man and always represented OSU with class and is a great example is what a student athlete should be. 

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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MaxMermelstein's picture

Best of luck to him.  28 is a little old to go to medical school though.  He'd be 35-36 by the time he could even practice.

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ohiopanda's picture

There's been plenty older people that do it - though I'm a bit surprised he didn't take the MCAT already if he's serious, since him as a med student was talked about since before his senior year.

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Buctor's picture

Doesn't  the MCAT have a lifetime.  He may want to play ball, thus the delay.

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andretolstoy's picture

28, 35-36 is old?

If you die before you die, then you won't die when you die. 

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Facemeat2's picture

So? I know doctors who have practiced into their early 80s. And I’m sure he’s made a decent enough chunk of $ to afford him the luxury of time

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Jumar's picture

Old is a mindset. A good friend is in her first year of residency at 33. She was the oldest in the class, but will have a long time to practice medicine. 

If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. #AlumforStaff

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Sanantonefan's picture

Do what you dream of doing.

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Hovenaut's picture

Yep...and no matter when you dream/decide to do it.

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0H-10's picture

He'll still be 35-36 in a few years whether he goes to school or not...might as well!

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OSU069's picture

Not really. A lot of people don't have their career path figured out until late 20's. You realize that if he becomes a fully practicing doctor at 35-36 he will be able to do his job for probably at least 30 years and even longer if he chooses to. 

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Sanantonefan's picture

I'm 57 and I still don't know what I want to do when I grow up...

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0H-10's picture

Grow up? Who said anything about growing up?

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Sanantonefan's picture

My wife and 18 year old daughter. lol

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iowabuckeyes's picture

You know you’re in trouble when your kids lap you in the maturity department.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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Sanantonefan's picture

Thinking about building a tree fort big enough for the flat screen and running a cable out there so I can watch the games and not be bothered.

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0H-10's picture

This is my job so growing up is not in our repertoire!

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buckzilla1's picture

How long do you have to sit at the picnic table every day?

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0H-10's picture

That's good, Zilla! Just before and after meals!

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Ole Buckeye's picture

my nephew went back to school, graduated from OSU Med school a couple of years ago - at 37 years old.  Finishing his residency in DC now. 

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Brutus98's picture

Aaron Craft is my favorite Buckeye of all time. He was an amazing athlete at Ohio St. and continues to be an amazing man. So much respect!

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OSUFlash's picture

Definitely miss AC.

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Floyd Stahl's picture

One of the best, really represents what a student-athlete should be, as well as the university.

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iowabuckeyes's picture

Yep. Always liked him and now I like him even more.

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

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typeOHpositive's picture

Good luck in whatever you do AC, glad you are a Buckeye for life. A well rounded guy with a bright future.

"I don't want to be around average, why be around average!" -UFM

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LeftCoastBuckeye's picture

I have always been a huge Aaron Craft fan, and reading this reminds me of why.  Sounds like he is still an exceptional Buckeye.  Good luck, AC!

My aim, then, is to whip the Weasels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.   - William Tecumseh Sherman (with apologies)

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Huskerbuck's picture

Aaron was and remains a great Buckeye both on and off the court. Class act! . . .  much like Tate and KBD from our most recent team. 

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Seattle Linga's picture

So cool to get caught up on A-Craft and what he's been doing overseas. 

Gotta give him props - still studying. 

Here we come dabo !!

It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.

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Jumar's picture

Great article Harry. This series is fantastic.

If you continue to think what you always thought, you will continue to get what you always got. #AlumforStaff

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0H-10's picture

Honoured to be from the same town as this guy...and to have the same destination. 

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Jumar's picture

You're from LB?

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Sanantonefan's picture

And you're going to Monaco???? ;)

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0H-10's picture

Findlay. LB is not a town, but a school just outside of Findlay.

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Jumar's picture

Correct. Most that go to LB are from the rural areas like Benton Ridge. I grew up 15 miles away and we regularly competed against LB.

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0H-10's picture

Where Jumar? I went to Van Buren...after a year at Patrick Henry.

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Jumar's picture

CG. They always had a good track team, though their new track was terrible before the pine trees got large enough to block the wind. I was a few years older than Craft, but my wife's family went to PG and played against him often.

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js2378's picture

Uhhh, those "practice" days involve 4-6 hours of real work, including lifting time? Otherwise, you're free to wander around Europe, beach, etc.? I get the NBA millions, but that lifestyle may be even better. 

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WC Buckeye's picture

And man, Monaco and the Cote d'Azur are phenomenal. Lucky bastard!

Life is full of choices. Make good ones.

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southalabamabuckeye's picture

Aaron Craft is still my favorite all time Buckeye basketball player.  Thank you, Harry, for the update article.  

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ibuck's picture

Thanks much, Harry Wexner, for this update. It is fun to read about what guys are up to years later.

BTW, what are Diebler And DT doing now?

Our honor defend, so we'll fight to the end !

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0H-10's picture

I actually met a guy in Georgetown, Ontario who knows Jon Diebler from a church in Turkey!

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berch's picture

Playing pro ball in Monaco.... I may be a little jealous!

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CowCat's picture

It would be great if he went to med school at Ohio State when he decides to leave the court.

"We get paid to score touchdowns, not kick field goals"
-- Urban Meyer

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Brutus's picture

My favorite Buckeye of all time. I remember that by the end of his tenure, many were so ready to get rid of him. I understand that he didn’t have the perfect game and there was a ceiling to what he could do, but that never mattered to me. You can keep your blue chip recruits.  I’ll take an Aaron Craft over that any day.  Reminds me of another Buckeye great that many were all too happy to discard this year.  Here’s to hoping that in a few years JT gets the Mask Off treatment and we can all reflect on just how good we had it.

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bonebuck's picture

God Bless Aaron. Awesome that you have Jesus in your life. 

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brutusbuckeye95's picture

Aaron Craft was what exactly what Ohio State fans expect from Ohio basketball players. Loved watching him for 4 years.

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