|Team: South Florida,|
H: 6' 1"|
W: 170 lbs
|RSCI: 100 ||
High School: Brewster Acad
Hometown: Flint, MI
There was no better pure point guard in Boston than Crater, a Michigan native committed to Ohio State. He did an outstanding job of getting everyone involved and initiating the offense, while also collapsing the defense and dropping the ball off to teammates for easy buckets. Anthony showed an understanding of a player well beyond his age, not forcing the issue a single time while we observed him over the weekend.
Although Crater was excellent distributing the basketball, he did very little in terms of scoring. He often deferred to his teammates even when he had open looks for himself, leaving one to question his own confidence in his offensive game. There were opportunities for Crater to attempt to take over the game when Bridgton couldn’t buy a bucket, but the point man continued to give the ball up instead of looking to score himself.
Ohio State is getting exactly what they need from a point guard in Crater given the recruiting class that they have coming in next year. Fellow recruits B.J. Mullens and William Buford have proven that they can put points on the board, so the Buckeyes will not need Crater to score a ton of points. Given the scorers and way that Thad Matta utilizes his point guards in his offense, Anthony should have no problem coming in and playing quality minutes early on.