The Cal men’s basketball team is losing one of the top scorers in school history.
Cal junior guard Allen Crabbe announced Wednesday that he will forego his senior season and enter the NBA draft.
“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 a 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, the 2013 Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year, completed his career 10th in school history in scoring with 1,537 points in 98 career games. His 15.7-point career scoring average ranks 12th all time at Cal. He averaged
18.4 points per game this season.
Crabbe helped lead the Bears to the NCAA Tournament the past two seasons, including a victory against UNLV in the second round this year before falling to Syracuse.
“Allen is an exceptional player and even greater person,” California head men’s basketball coach Mike Montgomery said.