Stars Acquire Rights to Aaron Craft and Future Draft Pick

By Alex Lowry | October 14, 2017
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SALT LAKE CITY (October 14, 2017) – The Salt Lake City Stars announced today that they have re-acquired the returning player rights to guard Aaron Craft and a 2018 second-round draft pick from the Agua Caliente Clippers in exchange for Tyrone Wallace.

Craft (6-2, 192, Ohio State) was selected by the Clippers via the NBA G League’s 2017 expansion draft. He spent the 2016-17 season with Dolomiti Energia Trento in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A, appearing in 44 games (all starts) and averaging 10.3 points, 4.8 assists and 2.3 steals in 29.0 minutes of play.

The 26-year-old last played in the NBA G League for the Santa Cruz Warriors during the 2015-16 season, appearing in 30 games and averaging 13.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 7.3 assists in 35.2 minutes of action. He was a member of the Jazz entry at the 2016 Utah Jazz Summer League (July 4-7), NBA Summer League (July 8-15) in Las Vegas and earned D-League Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2015.

He played four seasons at Ohio State (2010-14), where he was a two-time Academic All-American, two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, the 2013 Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player and in 2014 was recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches as the Defensive Player of the Year.

Wallace appeared in 38 games (15 starts) for the Stars last season, averaging 14.8 points, 3.6 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 27.0 minutes per game.

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