If Crabbe wants to go pro after this year he can do it. He might not get drafted or make the cut with an NBA team, but there would be plenty of options for him to play professionally, somewhere.
He can still improve his game at Cal next year and improve his chances of making the NBA right out of college. It does seem like it's very tough for undrafted players to break into the NBA.
If Crabbe goes pro we'll still have a whole lot of depth at guard:
If he stays, we'll have to consider playing small more to get all those guys their minutes. Kreklow, Crabbe, Johnson and Powers all can defend smaller post players if needed and step outside on offense to cause problems for their opposing defense with their shooting.
I think Bird can be better than Crabbe fairly quickly. Bird seems to be a more natural athlete, has a better handle and can create his own shot seemingly at will.
Last edited by R90; 12-26-2012 at 12:01 AM.
here is Klay Thompson's Jr season stat summary at Wash St (a few years ago) along with Crabbe's stat line (mid season):
K Thompson’s Jr season stat summary:
35 mpg, 21.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.7 apg, 39.8% 3pt %, 43.6%, 83.8% ft %
A Crabbe’s Jr Season stat summary at mid season:
34 mpg, 20.9 ppg, 5.8 rpb, 2.3 apg, 38.3% 3pt %, 48.3%, 85.3% ft%
I agree, Thompson can get his J off quick (as well as off dribble)... but their stat lines look very similar... how well he does in league will skew if he moves up draft ladder to point he throws in his name...