Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier

About Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Bozie Napier (born July 14, 1991), is a Puerto Rican-American college basketball player for the University of Connecticut. Napier was a key player for the Huskies' 201011 NCAA Championship team and recorded the ninth triple-double in Husky history on November 20, 2011. Napier, a 6'1' point guard, played his first two years at Charlestown High School in Charlestown, Massachusetts before transferring to Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts and reclassifying as a sophomore. As a junior, Napier led Lawrence to an undefeated season and the 2010 New England Prep Class C title. Following his prep career, Napier went to Connecticut to play for coach Jim Calhoun. Napier had a solid freshman year in 201011 backing up All-American Kemba Walker. He appeared in all 41 games for the Huskies, averaging 7.8 points, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals per game for the season. At the end of the regular season, Napier was named to the Big East All-Rookie team along with teammate Jeremy Lamb.

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