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Basketball: Crabbe on NABC All-America 3rd team

By Jeff Faraudo
Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 8:25 am in Basketball, Honors.

Cal junior guard Allen Crabbe, already named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, was picked today to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-America third team.

Crabbe is just one of two players from the West named to one of the three five-man teams.

Crabbe, who averaged 18.4 points and 6.1 rebounds this season, is the first Cal player named to the NABC All-American team since Shareef Abdur-Rahim was chosen to the third team in 1996.

Jason Kidd (1994) and Darrall Imhoff (1960) both were NABC first-team All-America selections.

The NABC All-America teams:

First Team
Trey Burke, Michigan, sophomore guard
Doug McDermott, Creighton, junior forward
Otto Porter, Georgetown, sophomore forward
Victor Oladipo, Indiana, junior guard
Kelly Olynyk, Gonzaga, junior forward

Second Team
Shane Larkin, Miami, sophomore guard
Ben McLemore, Kansas, freshman guard
Mason Plumlee, Duke, senior forward
Marcus Smart, Oklahoma State, freshman guard
Cody Zeller, Indiana, sophomore forward

Third Team
Allen Crabbe, Cal, junior guard
Russ Smith, Louisville, junior guard
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State, junior forward
Jeff Withey, Kansas, senior center
Nate Wolters, South Dakota State, senior guard

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  • LongtimeBlue&Gold

    Wasn’t Russ Critchfield on one of the All-America lists his senior year?

  • gobears49

    I thought first team McDermott, from Creighton, was excellent when he played against Cal. Extremely disciplined and gave a clinic to our guys on how to play the post from a back to the basket perspective. Our post guys should watch that game film to get a few pointers.

    Love that a guy from South Dakota State can be an All-American. He must be extra good to get that honor from such an overlooked school.

  • ConcordBear

    Congrats to Allen!
    Maybe he returns and earns first team and lottery status next year?

  • milo

    Pretty damn good. Nicely done Allen Crabbe. Go Bears!