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While the big-name players and their destinations will continue to grab headlines for the next several weeks, an NBA rotation guy stepped up huge.
Allen Crabbe of the Brooklyn Nets said he was practically raised at Frederick K.C. Price III Christian School in Los Angeles.
According to TMZ Sports, the school was in danger of being closed, which would have left approximately 175 students searching for new places in which to continue their educations. In fact, the school reportedly could not keep its doors open without support from a local church.
Crabbe wasn’t about to let that happen. Per TMZ, the school received “a substantial, six-figure check from the 26-year-old.
“I was at that school practically my whole life,” he said “I’m just happy and feel blessed to be in a position now to do this.”
Crabbe is on a four-year contract with Brooklyn that will pay him $74.8 million.
His ties to the school run deep. His grandfather, Apostle Frederick K.C. Price, founded the institution in 1986.
Crabbe told Joel Brigham of Basketball Insiders in an interview on Dec. 27, 2016 said his family’s ties run deep with the school.
“I think my grandfather had a good following from that first church, and I think [my grandparents and my aunt] just came up with a vision to have a school,” he said. “My grandfather’s oldest son had passed away. He got hit by a car. So they ended up naming the school after him.”