Watch the Ohio State Buckeyes Basketball Online
View some great defense when you watch the Ohio State Buckeyes online. The Buckeyes have the nation's best-ranked defender from 2010-11 in guard Aaron Craft (an 86.3 rating) playing on the nation's fifth-ranked best defense overall. This proves to be a stunning feat for a freshman guard, especially since he was playing alongside Big Ten All-Defensive Team mainstay David Lighty (whose 86.6 rating was second best). Craft's conference-leading 1.97 steals per game barely told the story of his ability to produce turnovers. Of the Buckeyes' defensive possessions where he was involved, 32.9 percent ended in turnovers, the highest rate of any player in the nation. He possesses an ability for drawing offensive fouls, for forcing opponents to throw away passes and, best of all, for disrupting drives enough to enable a teammate to get a steal.
Craft's education started with his father, John, a youth coach who was fond of a drill called brick lane slides. Aaron would have to shuffle from block to block for 30 seconds at top speed, arms out, palms down, gripping a brick in each hand. Craft's lateral quickness is his greatest asset, followed by his strength. According to Ohio State coach Thad Matta, Craft arrived in Columbus last fall in the best physical condition of any freshman he had ever seen. Fellow teammate Jared Sullinger, who was responsible for luring Craft to Columbus, finished as a finalist last season for "Player of the Year."
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