There isn’t a more polarizing player in all of college basketball right now than Aaron Craft.
Ohio State fans in particular love him for obvious reasons, but he garners plenty of hate as well. In fact, he was the only current player to make Grantland’s most hated college basketball players of the last 30 years bracket.
It is a strange phenomenon, but partially because of the divisive nature of Craft’s game, the argument can be made that he is both overrated and underrated at the same time.
Before we get into that contradiction, it’s time for some full disclosure: Aaron Craft is my favorite player in all of college basketball to watch. I always strive to take off my Scarlet and Gray glasses anytime I write about the Buckeyes, but I feel like you should be aware of this grain of salt as you read this column.
With that out of the way, is Craft overrated or underrated, and is it possible that one player can be both?
First let’s take a look at those that probably overrate the Ohio State senior.
Obviously, Buckeye fans are going to fall into this category, but how could they not love him? If someone who played with the type of passion, energy and devotion that Craft does every night out regardless of the opponent wore your school colors, you would love and defend him as well.
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