Craig Continues Quest for Professional Basketball Career
Spartanburg, S.C. – Having recently completed one of the greatest careers in USC Upstate history, former Spartan men's basketball standout Torrey Craig continues his dream to play professionally with vigorous weekly workouts designed to help him compete at the highest level.
Craig recently sat down with Ed Isaacson of NBA Draft Blog to discuss his time at Upstate and what his future holds. Click here to read the complete interview and follow Isaacson on Twitter @NBADraftBlog.
A native of Great Falls, S.C., Craig turned in another banner season at Upstate during the 2013-14 season, finishing the year second in the Atlantic Sun with 16.7 points per game and fourth with 7.0 rebounds per game. He also ranked seventh in the conference in three-pointers made (2.0 pg), 13th in blocked shots (0.8 bpg), 12th in offensive rebounds (2.0 orpg), first in defensive rebounds (5.0 drpg) and third in minutes played (32.8 mpg).
An All-A-Sun first team selection for the third straight year, Craig finished the season tied with Mercer's Langston Hall for the most games with at least 20 points with 11, which included tying a career-high with 31 points early in the year at Winthrop.
He also played an instrumental role in helping Upstate earn victories over Virginia Tech and South Carolina, allowing the Spartans to post the school's first-ever wins over an opponent from the ACC and SEC. In addition, Craig was a catalyst in helping Upstate reach the postseason in two of his four seasons in a Spartan uniform, as the 2012 team earned a bid to the College Insider Tournament to become the first team in school history to reach the postseason during the Division I era.
Craig finished his career at Upstate ranked second all-time in points scored (2,128), first in rebounds (944), fifth in blocked shots (101), 11th in steals (138), fourth in field goals made (747), first in three-point field goals (297) and third in free throws (338). He also ended his career ranked fourth all-time in the A-Sun in points scored and fifth in both rebounding and three-pointers made.