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Craig Aamot #20

aamotcraig.jpg Years: 1991-1993
Number: 20
Position: Guard
Height: 6'2“
Weight: 190 lbs.
Birthdate: July 26, 1973
Hometown: Waukesha, WI
High School: Waukesha South H.S.

High School Career

Craig averaged 9.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 6.3 assists as a junior for Mark Christenson's Blackshirts. He shot 55% from the floor and 73% from the foul line that year. As a senior, he averaged 12 points, 4.2 rebounds, 8.6 assists and 2.4 steals, shooting 53% from the floor and 84% from the foul line.

Accolades

  • 1990-91 WBCA Academic All-State Selection
  • 1991 Wisconsin All-Star South Squad
  • 1991 Unanimous All-Braveland Conference, First Team
  • 1991 Braveland Conference Player of the Year
  • 1991 Wisconsin All-State, Second Team

Marquette Career

1991-92

Craig played 24 games as a back-up point guard to Tony Miller. He averaged eight minutes per game and started the home game against Cincinnati. He played a season-high 17 minutes against Sacramento State, scoring three points and dishing out a season-high four assists. His season high in points was six, against UMBC and he grabbed three rebounds on two occassions, against Prairie View A&M and Sam Houston State. For the season, he averaged 1.4 points, .8 assists and pulled down 15 defensive rebounds. Coach Kevin O'Neill on Craig- “Craig is a guy who can do some things that can really help our basketball team. He shoots well and needs to shoot more when he has the opportunity.”

1992-93

At the end of the 1992-93 season, Kevin O'Neill transferred Craig to North Dakota State, where he became a key player on their 1993-1995 teams.

season GP Min Avg FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3P% FT-A FT% Reb Avg Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts Avg
1991-92 24 8 15 .6 19 7 0 34 1.4
1992-93 20 7 6-16 .375 2-8 .250 10-12 .833 22 1.1 14 1 0 14 8 24 1.2
Totals 37 .7 33 8 0 58 1.0

Did You Know?

  • Craig's favorite NBA player was Mark Price and his favorite team was the Trailblazers
  • His ideal place to vacation is Texas and his favorite food is macaroni and cheese
  • His hobbies were art and music
  • He felt his strength as a player was his ballhandling and defense
  • His top high school highlight was winning the conference championship during his freshman year

Professional Career

Craig is currently a high school music (choir) teacher and choral conductor at Appleton North High School in Appleton, WI.


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