For Cal junior Allen Crabbe, the decision to enter the NBA draft came down to one thing:
“I’m ready to make the jump to the NBA — that’s the reason,” Crabbe said.
The Pac-12 Player of the Year said he spent the week of spring break discussing with the issue with his parents, listening to input from agents who have talked to NBA front office personnel, then made his decision.
He said it had nothing to do with the Feb. 17 incident in which Cal coach Mike Montgomery shoved him during a timeout.
“Not at all,” he said. “That really has nothing to do with my decision.”
April 16 is the deadline for underclassmen to withdraw from early entry into draft, but Crabbe said he expects to hire an agent by the end of this week, at which point his decision would be irrevocable.
“Me coming back to school is not likely,” Crabbe said.
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