Boston Celtics Draft Prospects: Allen Crabbe

By Rob Lunder
Boston Celtics, Allen Crabbe
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If the Boston Celtics are looking for guard help this summer, one name that could really help them is California guard Allen Crabbe.

Currently a junior at Berkeley, he figures to forgo his final collegiate season and enter the NBA Draft. It would certainly be a wise decision on his part as he would seem to be a lock to be a first round selection. He is a lights-out 3-point shooter and is extremely well-coached, having played under head coach Mike Montgomery, who is one of the best coaches around and knows how to get the most out of his players.

Crabbe was a do-everything guy for the Bears last season, and he has one skill set at the moment that clearly makes him a high draft choice: outside shooting. He is a great 3-point shooter and can really help space the floor on the offensive end.

He is also very productive at driving to the hoop and has a very efficient pull up jumper to his game as well, and reminds people of a poor man’s Ray Allen as he is not overly athletic but is able to find his jump shot when he chooses, and is also great at coming off pick and rolls for an open jumper.

The Celtics would do very well in picking Crabbe if he is available for their selection. He is only 20-years old and figures to have a long and productive career in the league. At worst, he figures to be a high-scoring volume guard coming off the bench for a contending team.

The Celtics will heavily scout Crabbe this summer leading up to the draft.


Rob Lunder covers the Boston Celtics for Rant Sports.  For all Celtics news go to the team home page on Rant Sports.  Follow him on Twitter @rlunder18

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