Undrafted point guard Aaron Craft signed a one-year, partially-guaranteed contract with the Warriors on Wednesday after playing for their NBA Summer League team, according to agent Lance Young.
Craft, 23, will join the Warriors at training camp, as his signing came after the Warriors learned reserve point guard Nemanja Nedovic suffered a foot injury while training for the Serbian national team in preparation for the FIBA World Cup.
“Excited & grateful for the opportunity to take part in the @warriors training camp!” Craft tweeted. “The work has only just begun… #Blessed #Hungry.”
Craft averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.4 assists in five summer league games for the Warriors last month, earning high praise from coach Steve Kerr, a longtime admirer. Playing for the Warriors in Las Vegas after coming from Philadelphia’s summer league team in Orlando, Craft more than doubled his minutes.
A two-time Big Ten defensive player of the year for Ohio State, Craft helped lead the Buckeyes to the Final Four as a sophomore in his first year as a starter.