Few players in recent Ohio State memory could lock up their man like Aaron Craft. Now, he'll get another shot at taking his defensive talents to the NBA, as the Utah Jazz announced Craft will be playing for their Summer League squad.
Craft, who played 30 games last season for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA D-League, will compete against UNC's Marcus Paige, among other guards, for playing time, in hope of either making Utah's squad, or another NBA team.
Craft's ability to play lockdown man to man defense, even at the professional level, is not in question, but his lack of size and scoring ability has made it difficult for him to stick on a roster. He's played well in the D-League, averaging 13.5 points and 7.3 assists per game last season, along with 2.0 steals a game. He was named the defensive player of the year in the D-League in 2015.
Craft joins Deshaun Thomas, Sam Thompson, D'Angelo Russell and Shannon Scott on NBA Summer League rosters.