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Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier is staying for his senior season and will not enter the NBA draft.
Napier led UConn in scoring last season, averaging more than 17 points. He says in a statement Friday he wants to get his degree and play in the NCAA tournament.
UConn went 20-10 this season but was barred from the Big East and NCAA tournaments after failing to qualify academically.
The school says two other top players, sophomores Ryan Boatright and DeAndre Daniels, also have told the coaching staff they will return next season.
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Connecticut guard Shabazz Napier announced Friday he will pass on the NBA draft and remain in school for his senior season.
''I am very much looking forward to getting closer to receiving my college degree, as well as becoming a stronger leader for my teammates on and off the court,'' Napier said in a statement. ''We think we have a great team for next season...
Since UConn’s extraordinary season came to an end with an overtime win over Providence on March 9, there has been one question eating away at fans – is Shabazz Napier going to stay?
And now, on the first full day of Spring Weekend, UConn fans can breathe a sigh of relief. Shabazz Napier will be a Husky for one more year, as the school released a statement from...
UConn announced Friday that Shabazz Napier, Ryan Boatright and DeAndre Daniels will all return to the men's basketball program next season. That gives the Huskies optimism for a Top 25 team and a return to the NCAA tournament in 2013-14.
Here's the press release as well as the statement from Shabazz Napier about his intentions for returning to the UConn Huskies men's basketball program for his senior season. Also according to the release, Ryan Boatright and DeAndre Daniels plan to return as well.
STORRS, Conn. (April 26, 2013) --- University of Connecticut junior guard Shabazz Napier (Roxbury, Mass.)...
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