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...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Shabazz Napier’s First Pitch At Fenway Park Before Red Sox-Yankees Was Fast But A Little Low

Earlier, we showed you a photo of Shabazz Napier’s first pitch at Fenway Park. The Connecticut men’s basketball team was in Boston for the Red Sox-Yankees game. They were honored on the field prior to the contest for their 2014 national championship.  Napier, the NCAA Tournament’s most outstanding player, was the player tabbed with the often daunting task of throwing out the...
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April 22, 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...
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...
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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...
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

NCAA March Madness: Gators, Badgers, Huskies and Wildcats, who will appear in the National Championship?

It’s down to Gators, Badgers, Huskies and Wildcats, who will appear in the National Championship? As March Madness comes to its last games and the few correct brackets await their prizes, these four teams prepare for their big games. It’s hard to pick one team over another in both matchups. All four teams have strong, versatile players as well as coaches seasoned in tournament...
April 04, 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...
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Final Four: Stop counting out the UConn Huskies

The Connecticut Huskies have had a magical run to the Final Four. They aren’t the lowest seed in remaining, but they have to be considered the most surprising team to make a Final Four appearance. Kentucky is an 8 seed, but they have a team full of talent and it surprised very little that they made the run that they’ve made. The Huskies are the team of the Final Four that nobody...
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier Hits Acrobatic Layup as UConn Survives in Overtime vs. St. Joe’s

As poorly as Shabazz Napier shot all game  (7-of-22 from the field), UConn’s senior guard came up clutch when it mattered most. During Connecticut’s overtime victory over Saint Joseph’s during the second-round of the Tournament, Napier had a layup near the end of overtime to seal-victory for the Huskies over the Johnnies. Will be fun to watch Napier/Ryan Boatright against...
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March 20, 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...
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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