Aaron Craft isn't just a lockdown defender and vital piece to No. 5 Ohio State's puzzle. He's the perfect roommate, too. Just ask, well, his roommates.
|Scooped by Kristen Campbell|
This article is a nice change of pace from most of my other articles that I have scooped. Most of the other articles that I have written have been on scandals dealing with athletes and this one is highlighting an athlete that is a standup guy.
Aaron Craft is a senior at Ohio State University. Unlike most students Craft is a star on the basketball team but it is what he does off the court that makes this article such an inspiring one. The title of the article is “The Perfect Roommate” it interviews Crafts roommates. They jokingly try to find things that are wrong with him because they believe that he is perfect.
On the court Craft has been nominated as a two-time Cousy Award semifinalist, two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Ohio State record holder and general glue guy for the No. 5 Buckeyes, who host Maryland on Wednesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Off the court Craft is a standout student with a 3.89 GPA he has only received one B in his entire college career. In high school he was the valedictorian and also the president of the National Honor Society. He is a devout Christian and is actively participates in the Athletes in action program where he visits sick children at hospitals and also feeds the homeless.
The article also discusses that his roommates have created a twitter account called Crafts Roomies. They said people are constantly asking them what Aaron Craft is really like so they tweet about what he doing and insight on his life. The twitter account has 20,000 followers.
I think that this article relates to ethics and values. It is sad that the athletes that are doing good and following the rules do not get as much publicity as those who are always in a controversy. The book “Public Relations Practices” discusses Advocacy, serving the public interest by acting as responsible advocates for those we represent. (page 308) This is exactly what Aaron Craft is doing he is being responsible and representing his university well. Ohio State is lucky to have an athlete like Aaron Craft.
I also think that this article relates to the cyber relations, the roommates of Aaron Craft have created a platform to showcase what a great guy Craft is through their twitter. People who are following the account associate Aaron Craft and Ohio State University and that gives them a good reputation.