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    Shabazz Napier
    13 Shabazz Napier
    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Roxbury, Mass.

    High School:
    Charlestown

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 180

    Position:
    Guard

    Birthdate:
    07/14/1991

    06/26/2014

    Napier Drafted By Hornets, Traded To Heat; Daniels Taken By Raptors In Second Round

    Napier becomes the 19th UConn player to be selected in the first round

    06/09/2014

    UConn Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Recognized by President Obama With Trip to the White House

    Women's Team Makes Fourth Trip Since 2009

    06/09/2014

    UConn Men's and Women's Basketball Teams Recognized by President Obama With Trip to the White House

    Women's Team Makes Fourth Trip Since 2009

    04/23/2014

    Baseball's Champions Honor Men's Basketball Champions

    Shabazz Napier throws out first pitch at Red Sox vs. Yankees game on Tuesday.

    04/13/2014

    200,000 Husky Faithful Turn Out for Victory Parade Through Downtown Hartford

    Rally Was Held at the State Capitol Following the Parade

    06/09/2014

    Men's & Women's Basketball Visit the White House

    Huskies Visit the White House

    04/23/2014

    Huskies Honored At Fenway

    Shabazz Napier threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park before the Red Sox took on the Yankees

    04/08/2014

    UConn vs Kentucky NCAA Championship Game

    UConn vs Kentucky NCAA Championship Game

    04/07/2014

    UConn vs. Kentucky (USATSI)

    UConn vs. Kentucky (USATSI)

    04/05/2014

    Final Four: UConn vs. Florida

    Final Four: UConn vs. Florida

    While at Connecticut: Appeared in a program-best 143 games, starting 98, averaging 13.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game... Is the only Husky to ever amass both 1,500 points and 500 assists... 2014 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a unanimous selection to the All-Conference First Team... Winner of the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award... 2014 AP First Team All-American... 2014 NABC First Team All-American... USBWA District I Player of the Year in 2014... 2014 USBWA First Team All-American... 2013 All-Big East First Team... 2013 USBWA District I Player of the Year, All-District I Team... 2013 NABC District 5 First Team... 2011 Big East All-Rookie Team selection... Bob Cousy Award candidate... Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll.

    As a Senior in 2013-14: Appeared and started in all 40 games for the Huskies... Led UConn in points (18.0), assists (4.9) and steals (1.8) a game and was second in rebounds (5.9) a game... Named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Year... Was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press, National Association of Basketball Coaches and United States Basketball Writers Association...Won the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award... Was a finalist for the John Wooden Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy, Naismith Trophy and the Senior CLASS Award.. Averaged 21.2 points a game in the 2014 NCAA Tournament, and was named the Final Four and East Regional Most Outstanding Player... His 17.0 points a game in the Final Four led UConn... Recorded his second career triple-double (14 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists) against Yale (Nov. 11)... Scored a career-high 34 points against Memphis (Feb. 15)... Made a career-best seven three-pointers against Rutgers (March 5)... Was also first on the team in free throw percentage (87.0) and minutes played a game (35.1)... Averaged 19.3 points and 5.7 rebounds a game in conference play... Earned American Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors five times and was named to the Honor Roll eight times.

    As a Junior in 2012-13: UConn co-captain... Named to All-Big East First Team...Honored as USBWA District I Player of the Year and NABC District 5 First Team...Streak of 102 consecutive games played ended at Cincinnati (injured foot)... Started 27 of 28 games played... 4th in the Big East with 17.1 points to go with 4.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists (7th Big East) and 2.0 steals (5th Big East) per game... The only player in the Big East to average at least 15 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists... Led Huskies in scoring (17.1), assists (4.6), steals (2.0), and 3-point FG percentage (.398)... Scored double figures in 24 games, 20-plus points in eight games... Outstanding in UConn's seven overtime games: 45 minutes played, 55 points, 12-of-21 overall shooting (.571), 10-of-16 three-point shooting (.625), 21-of-24 free throw shooting (.875)... Notched his 1,000th career point against DePaul (Jan. 8), becoming the 47th player in UConn history to reach 1,000 points... Finished season ranked No. 31 on UConn all-time scoring list with 1,239 points... Two-time Big East Player of the Week... Five-time Big East Honor Roll Selection... Led UConn over No. 14 Michigan State in the Armed Forces Classic with 25 points, two steals and two assists... Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team.

    As a Sophomore in 2011-12: Appeared in 34 games, averaging 13.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game... Averaged 10.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game in BIG EAST play... Averaged 15.3 points, 2.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game in the BIG EAST Tournament... Named Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention... Bob Cousy Award Candidate... Notched a game-high 22 points and six assists against Iowa State in the NCAA Second Round loss... Led all players with 26 points to go with six assists, three blocks and three steals against West Virginia in the BIG EAST Tournament... Led all players with 23 points, six assists and four steals against Pittsburgh... Added seven points and eight assists at Providence... Finished with 11 points, eight assists and four steals against Marquette... Notched his second double-double of the season with 14 points and a BIG EAST-high 11 assists against DePaul... Finished with 11 points and seven assists at Syracuse... Registered 18 points, four rebounds and four assists at Tennessee... Set a career high with 27 points on 10-of-19 shooting with seven assists against Cincinnati... Notched a team-high 16 points at Notre Dame... Hit the 20-point mark for the seventh time this season with 23 points, and five rebounds against Rutgers... Led UConn over St. John's with 17 points and nine assists... Tallied a game-high 24 points with six rebounds and five assists against Faifield... Tied his career high with 13 assists against Holy Cross... Led all players with a career-high 26 points and six three-pointers against Florida State in the third-place game of the Battle 4 Atlantis... Notched the ninth triple-double in UConn history against Coppin State with 22 points, and career highs of 12 rebounds and 13 assists... Tallied 21 points and three steals against Wagner... Notched 21 points and tied his career high with eight assists against Columbia in the season opener... Recorded 14.0 assists per game and a 7:1 assist-to-turnover ration in two preseason games.

    Summer of 2011: Selected to the 2011 USA Basketball Men's World University Games team training camp in preparation for the 2011 World University Games from Aug. 13-23 in Shenzhen, China.

    As a Freshman in 2010-11: Appeared in all 41 games... Named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team... Averaged 7.8 points, 3.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game in 23.8 minutes off the bench.... Recorded 8.3 points and 3.2 assists per game in BIG EAST play... Averaged 5.0 points and 3.3 assists in the NCAA Tournament... Totaled 10 points and four rebounds against Arizona in the NCAA Elite 8... Finished the game with six assists against San Diego State in the NCAA Sweet 16... Tallied 11 points and a career-high eight assists against DePaul in the BIG EAST Tournament... Totaled 18 points, three assists and three steals at West Virginia... Tied his season high with five steals at Seton Hall... Scored a season and game-high 23 points with five three-pointers against Louisville... Totaled 11 points, six rebounds and four assists at Marquette... Dished out a season-high seven assists against Rutgers... Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Monday, January 10 after scoring 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting in the overtime victory at Texas and a season-high 18 points with five assists at Notre Dame... Scored nine points to go along with six assists and four steals against Harvard... Registered 10 points, five rebounds and five assists against Fairleigh Dickinson... Totaled 12 points, four assists and two steals in 21 minutes in the victory over Kentucky in the Championship of the Maui Invitational... Came off the bench against Vermont to record seven points and a game-high five steals.

    Before UConn: Attended Charlestown High School in Charlestown, Mass... Appeared at the Reebok All-American Camp in Philadelphia... Played for the Metro Boston AAU team.

    Personal Information: Shabazz Bozie Napier... Born July 14, 1991... Son of Carmen Velasquez... Has two siblings, Timmie Barrows and Titana Velasquez.

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