Aaron Craft's top defensive plays from this season

Ohio State senior Aaron Craft was named the 2014 National Defensive Player of the Year on Thursday. The defensive-minded Craft, who has been a menace to opposing Big Ten teams throughout his four-year career, leaves Ohio State as the Big Ten’s all-time leader in steals with 337.

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Craft totaled 89 steals this past season, which ranks second all-time in school history. He also holds the top spot on that list, recording 98 steals during his sophomore year. And, of course, who can forget about Craft’s incredible ability to solve a Rubik’s Cube, which can be seen in the video at the top of this post.

Here is a look at Craft’s most memorable defensive plays from the 2013-14 college basketball season.

5. Aaron Craft strips Purdue’s Bryson Scott, leads to a breakaway dunk.

4. Aaron Craft gets the steal and throws a ridiculous pass to Shannon Scott for the layup.

3. Aaron Craft with one of the best hustle plays you will ever see.

2. Aaron Craft flies in for a steal and calls a timeout.

1. Aaron Craft dives into an Ohio State cheerleader as he saves the ball from going out of bounds.



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imdball on 4/3/2014 @ 10:55pm EDT Said:

How about Craft’s boneheaded plays? For every great play he makes he does something dumb and everyone ignores those. He is very over rated.

SLoCatawba on 4/4/2014 @ 3:43pm EDT Said:

I disagree imdball. He may not be a jump shooter or score 20 points a game, but to say he does something dumb every time he does something great? Not sure what you were watching. Overrated? Maybe, but frequent boneheaded plays, nope.