Allen Crabbe sets sights on NBA

Allen Crabbe sets sights on NBA
April 3, 2013, 2:30 pm
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Allen Crabbe is the seventh Cal player to declare for the NBA Draft before his senior season. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

So long, Cal: Allen Crabbe is NBA bound.

The Golden Bears' shooting guard declared his eligibility for the 2013 NBA Draft on Wednesday, deciding to forego his senior season.

“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 school press release. “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.”

The 2013 Pac-12 Player of the Year scored 1,537 points in 98 career games and is third on the school's all-time three-point field goal's list with 209.

Crabbe is the first Cal player in coach Mike Montgomery’s first five seasons to enter the NBA Draft before exhausting his collegiate eligibility and seventh Cal player overall to leave early. Ryan Anderson, Jason Kidd, Lamond Murray, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Jamal Sampson and Leon Powe were the others to declare early.

Tony Gonzalez played both football and basketball for Cal and entered the NFL Draft after his junior season.

Cal media services contributed to this report

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