Craft Camping

Chicago has been at the center of the NBA universe of late, and not just because LeBron and company invaded the Windy City last night to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

The league’s combine is still going on there, and that’s not the only place busy scouts have been able to check out prospects, as there is another event going on in town.

The NBA D-League held their annual “Elite Mini Camp” this Monday and Tuesday. Twenty-nine of the thirty-seven players who participated in the camp last year landed on an NBA Summer League roster, meaning it is an important couple days for those hoping to take their career to another level.

And who stood out at this year’s Elite Camp?

On both Monday and Tuesday camp director Bob MacKinnon as well as other camp coaches cited former Buckeye Aaron Craft as one of the top performers. Craft

Craft is hoping he’s finally developed an NBA-caliber jump shot, as that may be the one thing holding him back at this point. He did make 26 of his last 70 three-point attempts in the D-League.

Speaking of Craft, anecdotes from a soon-to-be-released book regarding Nebraska coach Tim Miles have been released. One of the stories about the Huskers head man that has been shared was the time he went up to Craft grinning and told him that, while his niece had a crush on him, “The rest of us call you Aaron Crap.”

To find out Craft’s reaction, click here.


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