Courtesy: Stephen Slade/UConn
Coaches want to see three key things from their team’s anointed “leader”:
- Define being a student-athlete.
- Further the positive culture of the program.
- And, makes plays!
With UConn trailing by just one game in the loss column to league leaders, Syracuse and Marquette; a legitimate chance to capture the Big East regular season title is in the balance, and the Huskies’ 6-foot-1, sophomore guard Shabazz Napier (Last week’s Big East Player of the Week) is evolving into quite the leader.
A closer look…
Define being a student-athlete:
Despite UConn being ineligible for the post season, as a result of low Academic Progress Rate scores, Napier was recognized before last Sunday’s game against the University of South Florida for marking a GPA of 3.0 during the fall semester.
Teammates R.J. Evans, Niels Giffey and Leon Tolksdorf were also cited for earning academic honors during the first semester.
Further the positive culture of the program.