Basketball: Crabbe top-30 finalist for Naismith

Junior guard Allen Crabbe is among the top-30 finalists for the Naismith Player of the Year award.

Joining Crabbe on the list from the Pac-12 Conference is UCLA freshman Shabazz Muhammad.

Saint Mary’s senior point guard Matthew Dellavedova also is on the list.

Jeff Faraudo

  • 1brsfan

    this is great national recognition for Crabbe and bodes well for his chances to win POY in the conference.

  • discdude

    Wow, Indiana goes down! Again!!! That’s 4 for the supposed best team in the country. So all this talk about the “weak” P-12 loses a little weight when the top teams keep losing. That’s not to say they or the B10 are not better, just that all the dogging on P-12 could be slightly wrong. Barring a loss, Gonzaga is #1 next week.

  • rob bear

    Cal wins the PAC 12, and the way it stands right now, they have a legitimate shot at a Co-Championship, and Crabbe wins the MVP. Cal comes in 2nd or lower, Crabbe is only a 1st Team Selection. Beat UTAH, COLORADO & Stanford with EXTREME PREJUDICE!

  • BlakeStreetBear

    Crabbe is a top 10 player when he plays inspired. Let’s hope the utes talk about his momma or something…If I see him on campus over the next two days I’m gonna shove him then tell him to wake up!


    Go Bears!

  • Juancho

    Imagine next year ? Cobbs with another year of experience. Jabari big bird coming in to take the load off yhe crabbe cake. And then solomon and kline dominating down low.

  • Gobears49


    I’m just teasing you, but is Kline going to pull a Gonzales and play both football and basketball? I think you mean Kravish and have too much Kline on the brain. You need to turn down that “hero worship” a bit.

    Wallace and Kreklow will be coming off the bench as will my new main man (after Cobbs), Frid, the surprise of the year. Also Powers and Behrens. Hopefully, a whole host of guys. It’s time we fielded a deep team and not just one with, primarily, seven guys who play.

  • Gobears49

    I meant Juancho.

  • Juancho

    I meant kline. Im not sure hes ever played basketball. But i feel hed be a dominant PF. I mean he has all the intangibles. Hes 6’2 but 8′ in heart.

  • Gobears49

    OK. But does he have the hops, a la Blake Griffin.

  • Juancho


  • Gobears49

    Good. Another famous Cal two sports player to be, like Jackie Jensen (football, baseball), Joe Kapp (football, basketball, though I think he mostly sat on the bench in basketball) and Tony Gonzeles (football basketball). Would love for other people to add famous Cal two-sporters.

  • covinared

    49: in my day we had a power forward named Wes Howell. He started 2 years, and when his b ball eligibilty was up he played a year of football and started all year at tight end. He was on the 1982 team that did the play.

  • Drizzlyboy

    If Powers and Behrens are hardly getting any playing time this year, when MM only has 7-8 regulars, I don’t see them getting more time with a healthy Kreklow, developing Frid, and the incoming freshman (though isn’t there a rumor that Rooks will blue shirt?).

  • BlakeStreetBear

    Of the current football players I think at least RRogers, FTagaloa and CMcCain could help out more in practice than random 6 foot walkon who’s dad knows the coaching staff…along with several people who play in the rsf.
    Has Armstead gotten any minutes?