Wow, I wouldn't be nearly as certain about Crabbe being back. He will very likely declare and see what feedback he gets before/if deciding to return.
Originally Posted by concordtom
2 players Cal have played so far this year have projected to get drafted in upcoming NBA draft, Bennett/UNLV and McDermott/Creighton..as Pac12 league begins, many more potential draft picks will have played and continued assessment how Crabbe ranks with those prospects... many of the drafted players each year are "work in process" with areas of deficiencies... what Crabbe brings is one of the best outside shots in the nation. Jared Cunningham stock moved up during Pac12 league... going from mid/ late 2nd round projections to where he ended up as late 1st round pick.
Originally Posted by SFBearz
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; 12-25-2012 at 11:01 PM.
True Blue Golden Bear
Listing all these players and determining Cal will have depth at guard next year is kind of like listing all our bigs this year and saying we have depth in the post. Assuming you are counting the 3 spot as a guard position, only Cobbs, Kreklow, Wallace, and Bird are safe to list as players that will be able to contribute at a high level, as it is a bit of a stretch to list Powers and Johnson as guards and who knows if Mathews and Singer will be ready.
Originally Posted by R90
Originally Posted by south bender
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...
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Your assessment is dead on. I love Allen and I am hopeful that he will play in the NBA and make an make mittens full of money--which he deserves because he seems like a class act. Klay Thompson should be his role model. Get as close to Klay's game as you can get and you will thrive, Allen. If Allen is heavily guarded tonight and goes off for 30 points then it will show how much I know.
Originally Posted by goldmountain