Allen Crabbe Named Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player Of The Year

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

A Golden Bear has now won the honor three out of the last four years.

We all knew it was a strong possibility. And it's awesome now that it has happened! WOOO! Congrats to Allen!

Here's the link to the release from CalBears.com.

"I am really happy for Allen," California head men's basketball coach Mike Montgomery said. "He is been a mainstay in our program and has improved each year. Allen has been a guy that has been under constant pressure to carry the load offensively and has done a very good job for us. This is a reward for a lot of hard work and I think well-justified."

Crabbe and Justin Cobbs both earned All-Pac-12 honors, with Crabbe finishing on the first team and Cobbs on the second.

Crabbe averaged 18.6 points per game, shot nearly 47% from the field, grabbed six rebounds per game and notched up 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Crabbe beat out a list of pretty impressive candidates, like young Jahii Carson at Arizona State, prohibitive number one draft pick Shabazz Muhammad at UCLA, Arsalan Kazemi at Oregon, Andre Roberson at Colorado, and others.

Crabbe had a host of impressive performances, particularly in Tucson in shocking Arizona. Crabbe also devastated UCLA with a barrage of hot shooting. He was critically vital throughout the last hot month of the season in helping the Bears work their way from the NIT fringes back solidly into NCAA tournament contention.

Mike Montgomery has had the best player in the conference for the third time in four years. All kudos go to Crabbe, Monty and Cal basketball for turning it around at just the right time. GO BEARS!

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