Allen Crabbe named Pac-12 Player of the Year

Allen Crabbe named Pac-12 Player of the Year
March 11, 2013, 12:45 pm
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Allen Crabbe is a projected first-round pick, but could return for his senior season in 2013-2014. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The Pac-12 Player of the Year award will stay in Berkeley as California junior guard Allen Crabbe was announced as the winner, the Pac-12 conference revealed Monday afternoon.

Cal's Jorge Gutierrez took home the hardware last season, in addition to being named the league's Defensive Player of the Year.

Crabbe is the seventh Golden Bear to win the award, and the third in four years (Jerome Randle in 2010).

The 6'6" shooting guard led the conference in scoring at 18.6 points per game and also pulled down six rebounds per game. The award comes just three weeks after Crabbe was shoved by head coach Mike Montgomery in the second half of Cal's 76-68 win over USC.

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Crabbe and Stanford junior forward Dwight Powell were named to the All-Pac-12 First Team. Powell was also named the league's Most Improved Player. Crabbe's backcourt mate Justin Cobbs was named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team.

Powered by 9.3 rebounds per game and two blocks per game, Stanford junior forward Josh Huestis earned a spot on the Pac-12 All Defensive Team.

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