Ed Isaacson of NBA Draft Blog recently spoke with Torrey Craig on finishing his career at USC Upstate and preparing for his first season in professional basketball.
Below is an outtake from their discussion along with a link to the full interview...
(Torrey) Craig has been an integral part of the Spartans’ program for the past 4 seasons. His freshman season, he finished the year averaging over 14 points, grabbing over 7 rebounds, and 1 steal per game. He showed improvement each year after that, and he finished his career by putting up his best all-around season. Craig finished his senior year with almost 17 points and over 7 rebounds per game, while also adding over 2 assists per game. Against a Tennessee team which went to the Sweet 16, Craig scored 20 points on 7 of 15 shooting, while also grabbing 7 rebounds. In 3 games this season against Mercer, who beat Duke in the NCAA Tournament, Craig averaged over 22 points per game, including 11 of 23 from three-point range.
The four seasons at USC-Upstate did a lot to make Craig a better player.
“I matured a lot and became more of a team player,” said Craig. “When I first got to college, I wasn’t much of a team player, but learning how to handle adversity forced me to change.” Craig’s game also matured over the four years in college. “My ability to hit the mid-range jumper really came along, and I dramatically improved guarding the ball.”
Read the full interview on NBA Draft Blog here
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