Allen Crabbe put up some big boy numbers in the 2013-14 college basketball season for the California Golden Bears, which is probably a good reason why he decided to forgo his senior year to enter the 2013 NBA Draft. However, let’s take a look at his draft stock.
According to DraftExpress.com and NBADraft.net, Crabbe is being projected as the No. 25th player to be taken. However, WalterFootball.com has him a lot higher, being picked 15th overall. CBSSports.com has Crabbe getting picked up with the 21st pick.
As you can see, Crabbe’s draft stock varies a little, but for the most part he should go in the first round.
Crabbe averaged 18.4 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game this past season. He is a 6’6” guard who shot 45.9 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from behind the arc. With those kinds of numbers, it is no wonder why Crabbe’s draft stock is pretty high.
Crabbe may have had less three-pointers made this past season, but he can still hit the deep ball, making 64 on the year. It would take a lot for him to rise all of the way to a lottery pick, especially with the draft being in less than a month, but Crabbe is definitely a great selection in the late teens to early 20s. Whoever picks him up will be getting a great player, but just like any college hoops player turning pro, it will be interesting to see how Crabbe handles the next level.
No matter how good he may be, the right team picking him will be key for his success in the NBA.
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