Joel Craig Ehlo, referred to as just Craig Ehlo (born August 11 1961, in Lubbock, Texas), is a retired American National Basketball Association player.
A 6'6" guard/forward from Odessa Junior College and Washington State University, Ehlo was selected in the third round of the 1983 NBA Draft by the Houston Rockets. He played 14 NBA seasons with four teams, amassing respectable career totals of 7,492 points, 2,456 Assist (basketball)s and 3,139 Rebound (basketball)s.
He spent the prime of his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, with whom he tallied 5,130 points, 1,803 assists, and 2,267 rebounds in seven seasons (1986–1993). Ehlo is perhaps best remembered for being the victim of one of Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan's greatest performances. On May 7, 1989 Ehlo, then a Cavalier, was defending Jordan when the Chicago Bull made "The Shot", the legendary series-clinching jumper in the first round of the NBA Playoffs in front of a Cleveland home crowd. However, as Ehlo was victimized by Jordan, he is also noted as the "Utah Jazz Killer" as he hit buzzer beater shots in victories over the Jazz in regular season games.
Ehlo spent the second half of his career with the Atlanta Hawks as Steve Smith (basketball)'s backup. Before the 1996-97 season, he signed with the Seattle SuperSonics, and was used sparsely. Ehlo was on two NBA teams that made the finals, the 1985-86 Rockets and the 1996-97 Sonics; both lost their series 4-2.
During the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons, Ehlo assisted play-by-play announcer Kevin Calabro as the Color commentator for the Seattle SuperSonics.