Crater Delivers The Rock At ABCD Camp

Flint (Mich.) Southwestern Academy junior point guard Anthony Crater was among the impressive underclassmen at the ABCD Camp this week in New Jersey. We had a chance to sit down and talk with Crater about his college choices as well as his comments that Ohio State was the early leader for his services. Click here for more.

He walked out on the court to start the second quarter, as the starters customarily play the second and fourth quarters, and two plays later he threw an errant pass out of bounds.

Was Anthony "Noopy" Crater a bit nervous at the Reebok ABCD Camp on Thursday afternoon?

"Nah, I wasn't really nervous," said Crater, a standout from Flint (Mich.) Southwestern Academy. "It's exciting to be here but I wasn't really worried much about it."

Through the middle of the day on Saturday, Crater was second only to Brandon Jennings for the 2008 class in assists at the ABCD Camp in Teaneck, N.J.

His 4.8 points, 4.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and a steal a game left him as one of the bigger performers for being only 6-feet tall.

In the latest rankings for the junior class, only Jennings ranks higher than Crater of all point guards. Overall, Crater checks in at No. 18 in the country.

It's for that reason that Crater has received attention from Michigan, Michigan State, Louisville, Duke and plenty of others, including Ohio State, Marquette and Iowa who have all offered.

Many of those same schools are on Crater's list.

"Duke, Ohio State, Louisville, Kentucky, Arizona, Marquette, Michigan and Michigan State," he adds of the schools he's considering.

When Crater visited Ohio State unofficially for his trip to Columbus in June, he returned saying the Buckeyes held a strong lead.

In New Jersey this weekend, it remained status quo despite a recent unofficial trip to Louisville.

"Yep it is," Crater admitted to everything being the same. "Ohio State is my leader."

Crater's trip to Louisville was taken with his AAU teammate Dar Tucker at the end of June. Tucker is a year older than Crater and has Louisville at the top of his list.

The younger Michigan Hurricane star compared his visit to Ohio State.

"It was basically the same," Crater explained. "Their (Ohio State's) dorms were probably a little better, but the visit was similar.

Like his trip to Ohio State, Crater visited the practice facilities, the arena, the dorms, academic buildings, and he talked to the coaching staff.

It was the third visit he's taken unofficially, including a trip to Illinois.

He spoke more of why the Buckeyes sit atop his list.

"I like Coach (Thad) Matta a lot," Crater added. "It seems like a good place for me."

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