The California Golden Bears released a statement on Wednesday afternoon, stating that junior guard Allen Crabbe will forgo his senior season and enter his name into the 2013 NBA Draft.
Crabbe has had a terrific career at Cal and his numbers are a clear indication of that. The Golden Bears earned a 12-seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, upsetting No. 5 UNLV in the Round of 64 before eventually bowing out at the hands of No. 4 Syracuse. Crabbe averaged 18.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game here in 2013.
“It has been a dream of mine to play at the next level for a long time and I feel deep down in my heart this is the right decision,” Crabbe said in the school’s statement. “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Cal and learned a lot from my coaches and teammates. I will miss a lot of people at this University both in basketball and in school. I will always be a Golden Bear at heart.
Crabbe had a monster junior season, earning Pac-12 Player of the Year honors and this comes in a season in which the conference rebounded and was represented well.
As for Crabbe’s draft stock, he is currently projected as a late first round selection, but his size and ability to score the basketball will give him the opportunity to improve that positioning prior to this upcoming June.NBADraft.net currently lists Crabbe at No. 28 in their 2013 mock draft.
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