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Don’t mess with Aaron Craft’s memory

Mar 14, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Matta talks with guard Craft in the second half against the Wichita State Shockers during their West Regional NCAA men's basketball game in Los Angeles Reuters

Though Aaron Craft is a nutrition major with plans to pursue a medical career once he leaves Columbus, the Ohio State senior guard should have perhaps been a math major. Today, March 14, is Pi Day, a day to celebrate William Jones (who invented the universally used ratio) and math in general, and Craft’s method of celebration is to unveil his outstanding memory and recite a snippet of Pi.

I love Craft’s cockiness as he is being filmed. You can tell Craft likely had to remember this number for some long-ago middle school test, and is so confident with his memory, saying, “That is extremely accurate. I don’t even think you have to check that.” Perhaps this attention to detail helped in Craft’s transformation as one of the nation’s best on-ball defenders, using his mnemonic skills to catalog each opponents’ offensive tendencies and how to most effectively derail their scoring.

  1. chunkala - Mar 14, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    What an a-hole.

  2. mudhead123 - Mar 14, 2014 at 3:22 PM


  3. jrs45 - Mar 14, 2014 at 4:44 PM

    Kid is really smart.

  4. mtheparrothead - Mar 14, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    You have to be smart when you have zero chance at the next level. Then again the word “smart” is thrown around pretty loosely in Ohio.

  5. jrs45 - Mar 14, 2014 at 8:31 PM

    I mean really smart! Showing some love from Florida baby!

  6. jrs45 - Mar 14, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    Still smart. I’m in Florida.

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