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Allen Crabbe

  • Full Name: Allen Crabbe
  • Position: Shooting Guard
  • Height/Weight: 6-6 / 197
  • Birthdate: April 4, 1992
  • College: California
Cleveland Cavaliers (Traded to Portland Trail Blazers on draft night) Round 2: Pick 31
 

- Thirty-First Pick: Allen Crabbe

Strengths
- Great shooter
- Quick release
- Good size
- Can score in transition
- Effective midrange game
- Good rebounder for his position
- Good free-throw shooter

Weaknesses
- Ball-handling needs work
- Has to get stronger
- Not an explosive leaper

NBA projection
Crabbe has been projected as a late first-round pick, and he has the shooting ability to play a role quickly. NBA teams are always on the lookout for shooters, and Crabbe knows how to score, whether it’s on catch-and-shoot 3-pointers, in transition or in the midrange.

2012-13 Season
Crabbe earned All-American and Pac-12 player-of-the-year honors while leading Cal to the third round of the NCAA tournament. He led the Pac-12 in scoring and racked up 15 games of 20 or more points. He was also among the league leaders in 3-point field-goal percentage (fifth), free-throw percentage (eighth), defensive rebounds (10th, 5.1) and rebounding (18th, 6.1).

Key statistics
18.4 ppg | 6.1 rpg | 2.6 apg | 2.5 tpg | 1.1 spg | 36.2 mpg | .468 FG | .348 3PT | .813 FT

Cool statistic
Per Synergy Sports, Crabbe hit 53.8 percent of his unguarded catch-and-shoot opportunities in his junior season, meaning he cashed in on the rare opportunities opponents let him slip away.

Reminds me of ...
Josh Childress

What Insiders Say
Cal coach Mike Montgomery
“Originally he was just a terrific shooter. If you didn't guard him he was going to shoot it in on you. As time has gone on they defended him better and put their best defender on him. They've tried to deny him the ball and got physical for him. It's been hard for him and it's sometimes been hard for us. When he's able to get penetration, it makes everybody else better.”

What Outsiders Say
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim
“Crabbe is a tremendous shooter, one of the better shooters in the country.”

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch