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Aaron Craft to play in NBA Summer League for 76ers, Warriors

06/27/2014, 12:00am EDT
By BLADE STAFF
Craft to play NBA Summer League

Aaron Craft, who was not selected in the NBA draft Thursday, averaged 9.8 points, 4.7 assists, and 2.5 steals per game as a senior last year. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Former Ohio State basketball star and Liberty-Benton graduate Aaron Craft will span the country playing for a pair of teams in the NBA Summer League.

Craft will play for the Philadelphia 76ers' entry in the Orlando summer league and join the Golden State Warriors in the Las Vegas summer circuit the following week, his agent, Lance Young, told The Blade. Craft hopes to make enough of an impression to then sign a free-agent contract.

The Orlando league runs July 5-11, with the Sixers' first game on July 5 against the Orlando Magic. Play begins in Las Vegas on July 11.

Craft, who was not selected in the NBA draft Thursday, averaged 9.8 points, 4.7 assists, and 2.5 steals per game as a senior last year. He was named the Big Ten's defensive player of the year.

OSU did not have a player drafted for the first time since 2006.

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