We've been singing the praises for Aaron Craft's defensive play for as long as we can remember, and we're not alone. Today, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, or NABC, announced they are naming Craft their Defensive Player of the Year. Per the release, Craft will get the award on April 6th.
Craft, who averaged 2.5 steals per game this season, is a four-time All-Big Ten defensive team winner, along with a three time Academic All-American, two time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, the 2013 Big Ten Tournament most outstanding player, and the team leader in #SWOONS over the last two seasons.
In addition to those end of season accolades, Craft leaves the program as not just Ohio State's all time leader in steals, but the Big Ten's, with 337 over his illustrious career.
Craft also isn't the first Buckeye to win this prestigious award. Greg Oden won it as well after the 2006-2007 season.
Congrats to Craft on another well deserved award. We miss you already.