In 2018, Allen Crabbe’s six-figure donation helped rescue the Frederick K.C. Price III Christian Schools from closing. Last Wednesday the school’s basketball court was named in his honor.
The small school of approximately 175 students, is a neighborhood beacon with 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rates. Crabbe’s interest in saving the future of his alma mater is personal. His aunt, Angela Evans founded the school, which is located on the campus of the Crenshaw Christian Center, a congregation founded by his grandfather and pastor of the church, Frederick K.C. Price.
“I’m so proud and humbled by his decision to help the school,” Crabbe’s mother, Cheryl Price, told The New York Post.
Crabbe attended the school himself from pre-K through high school graduation. As a senior at Price, he was named California’s Mr. Basketball and the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year before going on to college in-state at Cal-Berkeley. The school previously retired his No. 23 jersey when he made it to the NBA.
“I think it was great for me,” Crabbe told nba.com. “Obviously I was a rebel at first, not really trying to be at my family’s school my whole entire life, but I feel like it paved the way for me. Grounded foundation, it was good.” As a senior at Price, he was named California’s Mr. Basketball and the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year before going on to college in-state at Cal-Berkeley.
“For my grandfather to create his legacy and everybody knows him as the pastor in the church, it’s kind of dope for me to create my own legacy within the family,” said Crabbe.
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