Posted: 8:00 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013
By Avinash Kunnath
Who is your Pac-12 player of the year and why?
Parker Baruh, Ralphie Report: Allen Crabbe is the Pac-12 player of the year for me. He's the conference's leading scorer at 18.6 points per game and shot a career high 46 percent from the field this year. Given the way Cal finished and his incredible performance in Tucson against Arizona where he had 31 points on 12-of-15 shooting, Allen Crabbe is the Pac-12 player of the year.
Jack Follman, Pacific Takes: Shabazz Muhammad. He had some of the best stats in the conference while leading his team to the outright regular season championship.
Andy Wooldridge, Building The Dam:Shabazz Muhammad. It came down to him and Allen Crabbe, and UCLA won the Pac-12 regular season championship and the top seed in the conference tournament, which they never would have come close to without Muhammad. California came up short despite a last half of the season rally, and despite Crabbe's scoring firepower.
David Piper, Addicted to Quack: Last week, I was all prepared to talk about how much Arslan Kazemi deserved this award, but then Oregon choked away the Pac-12 title in epic fashion, and Kazemi played as bad and anybody during that stretch. This turn of events forces me to pick Allen Crabbe, who led Cal on an impressive run in the second half to likely get them to the tournament after a terrible start.
Adam Butler, Pac Hoops: Allen Crabbe has been a consistently offensive force for what's turned into the second place team in the Pac. For his efforts - and being the most feared player in the conference - I believe Crabbe is the POY.?