COLUMBUS, Ohio – Aaron Craft hasn’t been scoring at the rate that he started the season at, but Thad Matta doesn’t mind.
After starting the season as Ohio State’s clearcut second scoring option behind Deshaun Thomas, averaging 17 points per game in the Buckeyes’ first three games, a 3-for-15 shooting performance against Duke on Nov. 28 turned into a month-long slump for Craft, that has seen him fail to reach double digits in scoring in the five games since the Buckeyes’ loss to the Blue Devils.
That’s just fine with Matta, who is well aware of the other attributes that the reigning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year can bring to a game each night.
“I’ve got no problems with Aaron,” Matta said following OSU’s 85-45 win over Savannah State on Dec. 12. “I don’t know, as a coach, if you ever have more of a secure feeling knowing he’s out there and what he’s doing.
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