Allen Crabbe was the best player on the California Golden Bears in the 2012-13 college basketball season. It is that simple. As a result, he decided to dash for the 2013 NBA Draft and as expected, he got picked up.
Crabbe went No. 31 overall, which was a little off on where some mock drafts were predicting him to go. He could have easily been picked up in the first round. Regardless, he was a great player that put up 18.4 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game in his junior year with Cali. With those kinds of numbers in a competitive Pac-12 Conference, you would think that Crabbe would have some success at the next level.
He did not carry his team on his back in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, but he did play a big part in getting them there.
California is losing a very good player and I am sure it would have liked to have Crabbe back for another year. Regardless, he had a great college hoops career, averaging 13 or more points per game in the three seasons that he played for the Golden bears.
Crabbe was a pretty efficient shooter and it definitely helped that he stood at 6’6”, which should help him a lot in the pros. Crabbe has all of the talent in the world to succeed at the next level, but the NBA is a completely different game than college ball.
Whether the case, hopefully Crabbe does the same thing in the NBA that he did while playing for California, which is being an elite scorer who can rebound the ball, among other things.
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