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One thing Matta and Buckeyes fans never have to worry about is Aaron Craft losing his edge.
And they have another point guard in Ann Arbor of all places to thank for that.
Following Michigan’s home victory over Ohio State last season, some began to question Thad Matta’s decision to forgo recruiting point guard and Columbus native Trey Burke, something that bothered Craft.
Just read the quotes from Deshaun Thomas in this CBS Sports piece—Craft is obviously motivated by his rivalry with Burke. They are the best two point guards in the Big Ten (and possibly nation) and will again be battling this season.
It was clear how motivated Craft was by Burke’s victory in Ann Arbor when the two met again in the Big Ten tournament.
Craft completely dominated Burke the entire game with his trademark defense, forcing eight turnovers from Michigan’s lead guard and holding him to a paltry 1-of-11 shooting.
Craft has plenty of defensive performances to choose from, but that may have been his best.
Still don’t think Craft will be the best point guard in the nation next season? Then you must know more than the nation’s college basketball coaches.
CBS Sports asked nearly 100 coaches which player they would most like to add to their team next year, and Craft finished first among point guards and third overall behind Cody Zeller and Shabazz Muhammad.
Craft will show the nation this season why so many other coaches covet his services.