Ohio State’s Aaron Craft is the best lockdown defender in college basketball.
While he is a skilled PG on the offensive end, the place where Craft really excels is on defense. He averaged a decent 2.1 SPG, but his contribution to the Buckeyes' success far exceeds last year’s count of steals.
He does more on defense to influence the outcome of Ohio State’s games than most players even imagine is possible. He beats opponents to the spots they are trying to get to, frustrating the other team’s best players.
Craft is so fundamentally sound that he rarely makes a defensive mistake.
Craft is one of the biggest reasons why Ohio State is still in the top-tier of college basketball’s preseason periodicals despite losing Deshaun Thomas.