Oct. 29, 2010
BERKELEY - With the start of the 2010-11 California men's basketball season just a few weeks away, CalBears.com will feature video Q&As on all of the new Golden Bears in the weeks leading up to the start of the season.
Among the accolades that Allen Crabbe racked up last season at Price High School were being named the 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year, a Parade All-American, Wooden Award winner, ESPN California State Player of the Year, Division IV State Player of the Year and the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year.
Crabbe is a slender wing player with a good shot who is known for draining three-pointers and being accurate at the free throw line. Defensively, he is a skilled shot blocker. Crabbe was ranked No. 57 of ESPN's Top 100 and also No. 30 among shooting guards by ESPN. Last season, he averaged 23.0 ppg, 10.8 rpg and 2.0 apg.
"Allen is a very talented player and has picked up strength in the weight room," head coach Mike Montgomery said. "He probably needs to be more assertive to demonstrate some of his talent, but we think that will come as he starts to get into college basketball and figure out what he needs to do. He has consistently improved every year that we have watched him. We are counting on Allen."