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Friday, January 28, 2011

Tiger is at -3 - NBA All-Star Starters - Buckeyes Aaron Craft Wasn't Even Ranked Among the Other Top PG's -

All-Star Starters


East
Guard Dwyane Wade Heat
Guard Derrick Rose Bulls
Forward LeBron James Heat
Forward Amare Stoudemire Knicks
Center Dwight Howard Magic
West
Guard Kobe Bryant Lakers
Guard Chris Paul Hornets
Forward Carmelo Anthony Nuggets
Forward Kevin Durant Thunder
Center Yao Ming Rockets


Buckeyes sit atop the college hoops power rankings. Check out all of the recruits ranked ahead of Aaron Craft.


1 Ohio State Buckeyes (21-0)
Buckeyes freshman Aaron Craft was hardly an unknown recruit -- he was 111th in Rivals.com's Class of 2010 rankings, and he was good enough for Bruce Pearl to risk taking a photo with him at an NCAA-rules-violating barbecue -- but a ton of point guards were rated ahead of him. It's reasonable to say that Craft has performed as well as (or better) than the point guards who appeared in the RSCI top 50 not named Kyrie Irving, while playing a prominent role on the nation's No. 1 team:

RSCI Player Team %Mins %Poss ORating A/T
2 Kyrie Irving Duke 72.1 25.1 130.1 1.9
4 Brandon Knight Kentucky 86.9 25.3 111.0 1.1
6 Josh Selby Kansas 36.3 24.4 98.5 1.0
13 Cory Joseph Texas 79.2 17.2 114.3 1.9
16 Joe Jackson Memphis 60.3 28.0 91.4 1.2
22 Ryan Harrow NC State 59.0 25.3 110.3 2.3
22 Ray McCallum Detroit 82.3 23.0 110.6 1.8
25 Kendall Marshall UNC 40.4 18.2 104.6 2.6
35 Ian Miller Florida St. 37.5 20.4 78.5 0.4
41 Phil Pressey Missouri 38.6 20.1 100.2 1.9
48 Vander Blue Marquette 58.9 19.4 100.5 1.4
N/R Aaron Craft Ohio St. 70.1 16.3 109.4 2.1

Additionally, the stats above don't convey Craft's defensive impact, which has been huge. He's third in the Big Ten in steal percentage (3.6) and in the Buckeyes' biggest road test to date, at Illinois on Jan. 22, he badgered Demetri McCamey into a 2-of-11, five-point nightmare that was by far his worst game of the season. Freshman Jared Sullinger is the Buckeyes' clear player of the year candidate, but Craft has filled just as big of a need in their rotation -- and been so effective that he's getting a free pass for his falsetto abomination of Party in the USA.

Next Three: 1/29 at Northwestern, 2/3 vs. Michigan, 2/6 at Minnesota





Round One of Farmers Insurance PGA Tour
Tiger is at -3. 5 shots back.
1
Sunghoon Kang NC
-8

T2
Alex Prugh NC
-7

T2
Rickie Fowler NC
-7

4
Chris Kirk NC
-6


T5
John Daly SC
-5

T5
Brandt Jobe NC
-5


T5
Bill Haas NC
-5

T5
Keegan Bradley NC
-5

T5
Fabian Gomez SC
-5

T5
Ryuji Imada NC
-5


T5
Fredrik Jacobson NC
-5

T5
Y.E. Yang NC
-5

T5
Phil Mickelson SC
-5

T5
Marc Leishman NC
-5

T15
Anthony Kim NC
-4

T15
Matt Jones SC
-4


T15
Ben Martin NC
-4


T15
Paul Stankowski SC
-4

T15
Rory Sabbatini NC
-4

T15
David Mathis NC
-4

T15
Kyle Stanley NC
-4

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