When Brooklyn Nets guard Allen Crabbe got word that his former high school was in trouble, he didn’t hesitate.
Frederick K.C. Price III Christian School in south Los Angeles was in danger of shutting down this week after it lost its funding from a local church, according to TMZ Sports.
So Crabbe made a donation, giving the school a “substantial six-figure check” in order to save the estimated 175 students that attend the school from having to go elsewhere next fall.
“I was at that school practically my whole life,” Allen told TMZ. “I’m just happy and feel blessed to be in a position now to do this.”
The school isn’t just where Crabbe spent most of his childhood. It was actually founded by his grandfather in 1986 and named after his uncle, who died when he was eight.
“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,” Crabbe told Basketball Insiders’ Joel Brigham in 2016. “My grandfather’s oldest son had passed away. He got hit by a car. So they ended up naming the school after him.”
Crabbe averaged 13.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists for the Nets last season, averaging 29.3 minutes per game. Last year marked his first in Brooklyn, after spending his first four seasons in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers.
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