View Full Version : Crater granted release from scholarship

01-07-2009, 01:52 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Anthony Crater, a prized recruit who has appeared in all 10 games for Ohio State (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) this season, has been granted a release from his scholarship.

Buckeyes coach Thad Matta announced the surprise decision on Sunday. The 6-foot-1 freshman point guard from Flint, Mich., requested the release.

Crater had 12 points and 19 assists for the Buckeyes (9-1). In Ohio State's first loss of the season, a 76-48 setback to West Virginia at home on Saturday, Crater played 12 minutes and missed both of his shots from the field. He had one turnover and one assist.

Matta did not know Crater's plans, but in a news release he thanked him for his brief time with the Buckeyes and wished him the best with his college career.

Ohio State opens Big Ten play Wednesday against Iowa.

anyone know why and where he will end up?

01-07-2009, 09:06 PM
I'd guess Pitt, MSU or Arizona.

01-11-2009, 10:51 PM
I would imagine MSU or Michigan.

I have not heard anything regarding this decision.

There must have been something that convinced Matta to release him though. Most of the time a coach won't just let a kid leave like that in the middle of the season, especially if he might go to a rival (such as Big Ten foes MSU or Mich), unless it is a severe manner. Such as a family or health matter.

01-12-2009, 08:08 PM
well i know he is at USF now