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NHR Top 100: #32 Allen Crabbe, SG, Cal

2 Nov

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By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Number 32 – Allen Crabbe, SG, Soph., Cal

I always liked it when coaches would lean over to their colleagues in the uncomfortable bleachers at an AAU event and say without hesitation “he’s a pro,” nodding their head in the direction of a kid that they knew was bound for stardom.

I tried that last year while watching Crabbe. “He’s a pro,” I’d say to some of my media row brethren. The uniformed laughed.

I stand by it. Crabbe is a pro. He has the size, the shot, the potential and the team to become an instant star in college basketball. From my vantage point at Matthew Knight Arena, Crabbe was the best player to roll through my point of view last season.

USA Basketball could have used his outside touch this summer on the U19 team. Had he been there, the finish may have had something to do with gold. Crabbe was out due to a concession.

After the season ended, I wrote this about Crabbe:

“You don’t know the name if you live east of the Rocky Mountains. Heck, you probably don’t even know the name if you live east of California but Allen Crabbe is a star in waiting. The Cal Bear sophomore-to-be was the Pac-10 Newcomer of the Year this season after a stellar college debut. The long-armed wing averaged 16.4 points a game in the 2011 calendar year. He scored over 20 points in four of his last five games of the year. Crabbe is a terrific shooter, incredibly confident and surging at the right time. Don’t be surprised to see him become a hot name on NBA draft boards next year.”

Hey, he’s a pro.

2010-2011 STATS: 13.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2 apg, 44.6% FG, 40% 3PT

Just a Minute: July 8

8 Jul

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

Day two of the July evaluation period is in the books and the under the radar guys are emerging, the head coaches are in Akron, a power broker pulls a bold move and one hard-working assistant coach was given a not-so-nice gift for a July birthday present. Continue reading

Bright future for German HS player

14 Jun

German basketball prospect is visiting three high-major schools this week.

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

German basketball players are all the rage right now.

Kevin Bright, a high school player from Germany, is coming to the United States this week and will visit three high-major schools. The 6-foot-4 guard will see Cal, Utah and Vanderbilt unofficially. Continue reading

Catching up with Landon Lucas

14 Jun

Landon Lucas has a number of scholarship offers from high-major schools.

By Brian Flinn
National Hoops Report

Landen Lucas is one of the top post players in the class of 2012 and the major programs are taking notice.

Lucas is a bit of a throwback center in the fact that he loves to bang down low and has a wide array of post moves. The rising senior from Findlay Prep (Nev.) is a physical big who can block shots and has a high basketball I.Q. as well.

Perhaps that is why he’s being recruited by a number of schools. The National Hoops Report caught up with the 6-foot-8 forward from Portland, Oregon. Continue reading

Domingo emerging in 2013

9 Jun

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

With the July evaluation period right around the corner, the recruiting pinball machine that Stephen Domingo is currently sitting in is almost at the tightest point in the spring.

Things have been churning up just like the tension in a pinball plunger for the 6-foot-6 and a half junior wing from St. Ignatius High School in San Francisco.

The junior from the Bay Area is ready to be sprung out into the world of college recruiters, who are eager to see him for themselves. Continue reading