Former Ohio State star Aaron Craft has been enjoying his pro basketball career in Europe, but returned stateside this summer for The Basketball Tournament. Now a member of Carmen’s Crew, Craft is back to making highlights.
During the semifinals of The Basketball Tournament, Craft managed to wrestle the ball from a member of Overseas Elite, the reigning champions, as he went to the ground. But before falling out of bounds, Craft was able to toss the ball backwards into the air.
One of Craft’s teammates managed to nab the ball out of the air, and a second-effort layup gave Carmen’s Crew a 34-21 lead. Overseas Elite would trim the deficit, but Craft and his team went into halftime leading 41-36.
This is just a vintage Aaron Craft play:
— TBT (@thetournament) August 4, 2019
Craft was a two-time All-Big Ten selection during his four years at Ohio State. He was a starter on the Ohio State team that went to the Final Four in 2012, and was the Big Ten Tournament MVP in 2013.
But despite a great career at Ohio State, he went undrafted in the NBA. He joined the Santa Cruz Warriors in the D-League and earned D-League Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2015.
After a solid summer the next season, Craft decided to take his talents to Europe and has enjoyed stints in Hungary, Italy, France and Montenegro.
He currently plays for Italy’s Aquila Basket Trento.
The Basketball Tournament is currently being aired on ESPN.