Louisville a good fit for Anthony Crater?

If you're a kid who wants to make your mark at the Reebok Big Time and establish yourself as one of the elite point guards in the nation, playing against O.J. Mayo, Derrick Rose, and Brandon Jennings in pool play is the way to do it. Anthony Crater, a 6'1 junior from Flint, MI., had that chance in Las Vegas. How did he fare?

If you're a kid who wants to make your mark at the Reebok Big Time and establish yourself as one of the elite point guards in the nation, playing against O.J. Mayo, Derrick Rose, and Brandon Jennings in pool play is the way to do it.

Anthony Crater, a 6'1 junior from Flint, MI., had that chance as he faced each challenge one by one.

With Rick Pitino and staff looking on, round one did not go as well as planned for Crater. The Hurricanes played him off the ball while Michigan recruit Kelvin Grady ran the point. Crater finished with with 5 points and three assists on 2-3 shooting in a losing effort.

But don't worry, Crater got off the floor and came out swinging against Brandon Jennings and the So. Cal All Stars. Crater, who played with the ball in his hands, continued to get by Jennings while putting up 6 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists in the contest.

Crater did the job setting up the Darquavis Tucker and Alex Legion during the contest. His overall floor leadership was the key in the Hurricanes uphill battle against the highly talented So. Cal team. The Hurricanes fought hard the entire game but Kevin Love's 29 points and 12 rebounds was too much for the Hurricanes to overcome. Brandon Jennings finished with 8 points and 8 assists.

"It is real good to be known but when your known you have to live up to the hype," Crater said of his radid ascent up the recruiting charts this summer. "When you have a name in this game, people expect big things from you."

Crater is hearing from Ohio State and Louisville.

"I really liked my visit to Louisville," said Crater. "It is a real nice environment and their style of play fits my game. They like to get up and down the floor."

Crater also stated that Tucker's decision would have no effect on his own.


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