Allen Crabbe named Pac-10 freshman of the year


Allen Crabbe was recognized by the Pac-10 as the Freshman of the Year. Jorge Gutierrez and Harper Kamp were also recognized as first team and second team all-conference, respectively.

Crabbe averaged 13 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game while averaging 40.6% from beyond the arc. He shot 45% from the field and 82% from the free throw line. After the transfer of fellow freshman Gary Franklin, Crabbe averaged 17 points per game, all in conference play.

Jorge was named 1st team all Pac-10 after averaging 14.6 points per game and 4.6 assists per game over the season. Jorge also averaged 1.6 steals while getting to the free throw line at a consistent rate. Most of all, he was among the team’s leaders as they put together a surprising fourth place season. Jorge was also named on the All-Defensive team.

Kamp averaged 14.6 points per game, and 5.7 rebounds. Kamp shot 54% on the season, a very efficient mark, while also getting to the free throw line consistently. Kamp recovered from an injury last year to post these numbers, and figures to only get better going into his senior year.

As for the snubs, I think Markhuri Sanders-Frison deserved at least honorable mention. Sanders-Frison was actually the most efficient player on the roster this year, while also being a force on the defensive boards. Mike Montgomery certainly has an argument for Coach of the Year, but Sean Miller was also a deserving choice.

Congratulations to all the Bears who received accolades, as well as those who didn’t. The Bears certainly made this an entertaining season. Go Bears!