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Heat Pick Shabazz Napier to Lure LeBron Back

Napier led Uconn to the NCAA Championship last season as a Huskies senior. During the 2014 NBA Draft on Thursday Night, there were many surprising picks and trades. One important one was the Heat’s trading up to pick Shabazz Napier, the raved-about point guard out of Uconn. It is understandable to pick Napier because of his talent, but that is not why the Heat picked him. Sure...
Via The League News
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Napier Ranks UConn Graduation Ahead Of NCAA Title, Draft Night

Shabazz Napier led the Connecticut Huskies to an unlikely NCAA title in April, but he also earned his degree from UConn this spring. Napier will be drafted into the NBA on Thursday. "I’ll tell you something that’s funny and people may think is weird -- I feel as though me walking across the stage for my graduation was more important than me winning a national championship...
Via RealGM
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier graduates from Connecticut

Shabazz Napier contemplated leaving Connecticut for the NBA following his junior season, but ultimately decided to remain in school because of a promise he made to his mother. Carmen Velasquez, a single mom to three kids, wanted her youngest child, Shabazz Bozie Napier, to get his degree.  “The only thing that she asks us to do, that if you’re going to start something, you’ve...
Via College Spun
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Stewart eviscerates NCAA for stance on athlete unions

To say that Jon Stewart is not a fan of the NCAA would be an understatement. The “Daily Show” host went off on the governing body of college athletics on Thursday, ripping the NCAA for claiming that it was “disappointed” in college athletes’ decision to unionize. Stewart’s comments come just days after the conclusion of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, in which...
Via NESN.com
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier: Breaking down point guard’s draft stock

Shabazz Napier was the story of the 2014 NCAA Tournament. He threw his Connecticut team on his back and led the seventh-seeded Huskies to a championship with a 60-54 win over a heavily-favored Kentucky team. After a fantastic four-year career, now Napier will be looking forward to the 2014 NBA Draft. No one improved his draft stock in this year’s tournament more than Napier, but...
Via Rumors and Rants
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier Calls Out NCAA After UConn Wins National Title (Video)

Connecticut senior guard Shabazz Napier celebrated a national championship with his UConn teammates Monday night. But first, he had a message for the NCAA. “Ladies and gentlemen,” Napier proclaimed to the AT&T Stadium crowd after being announced as the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player, “you’re looking at the hungry Huskies. This is what happens when you ban us...
Via NESN.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

National Championship Game: Shabazz Napier Shoves his own Teammate

The UConn Huskies jumped out to an early lead in the National Championship Game, but the Kentucky Wildcats have made the game interesting again in the second half. After a turnover on the previous possession, Shabazz Napier decided to take action into his own hands. To do that, it meant literally shoving teammate Ryan Boatright to make sure he went to the right area. In a game like...
Via Standing O Sports
April 07, 2014  |  1 Comment

Shabazz Napier: “Hard To See My Jersey Getting Sold While I Starve” (Video)

Shabazz Napier is a Senior now, the best point guard in college basketball and 40 minutes from a national title.  Those accolades alone allow for some deep thinking conversation and questions about big time college sports and the treatment of those athletes. Napier, the star point guard for The University of Connecticut’s men’s basketball team, recently told reporters he understands...
Via Thacover2
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Stop comparing Shabazz Napier to Kemba Walker

Shabazz Napier has led his UConn Huskie team all season long (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images). Much has been made of Shabazz Napier, the senior point guard for the UConn Huskies. Napier’s legend has grown and he is the subject of many comparisons to UConn legend Kemba Walker. Stop trying to compare Shabazz to Kemba, appreciate Napier for who he is and what he is attempting to do...
Via isportsweb.com
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Basketball Recruiting: JaQuan Lyle

There are only a handful of top uncommitted prospects left in the country and JaQuan Lyle is one of them.  Lyle is a 6-foot-5, combo guard from Evansville, Ind., but plays at the prestigious Huntington Prep in Huntington, W.Va.  He is the No. 41 ranked player in the ESPN 100 and one of only four uncommitted prospects on the list. Lyle is a big point guard with a lot of skill and...
Via isportsweb.com
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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