Aaron Craft has agreed to a contract with the Golden State Warriors to go to training camp with the NBA team, his agent said in an email to The Dispatch today.
Craft received a “small guarantee” as part of the deal, said Lance Young, the agent with Excel Sports Management in New York.
Craft, who will try to find a niche as a third point guard, played four seasons at Ohio State and twice was the Big Ten’s defensive player of the year.
He was not among the 60 players selected in the NBA draft in June. He played for the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Summer League in Orlando and for the Warriors when the league moved to Las Vegas later in July.
Craft performed better for the Warriors, averaging 7.4 points, 2.4 assists and 2.8 steals in 22 minutes per game in five games. He shot 45.5 percent from the field and 82.4 percent from the free throw line.
“Guy’s a baller. He just plays,” new Warriors coach Steve Kerr told NBA TV after one summer league game.
Craft has been continuing to train at Ohio State since the summer league ended. He is getting married this month. NBA training camps open in late September.