Junior forward Allen Crabbe has elected to forgo his remaining year of college eligibility and enter the NBA draft, the University of California announced today in a press release.
"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 Pac-12 Player of the Year, is ranked 34th on Jonathan Givony's big board at DraftExpress.com and 29th by ESPN.com's Chad Ford, making him a candidate to go in the first round in June. Crabbe, who turns 21 tomorrow, averaged 18.4 PPG and 6.1 RPG in his final season with the Golden Bears.