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NBA Draft Prospect of the Week: Shabazz Napier
by: Mike Schmitz
January 2, 2014
Shabazz Napier has established himself as one of the top point guards in college basketball under Kevin Ollie at UConn, averaging a robust 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists per game for a top-25 ranked team currently 11-2.

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Napier's shortcomings as a distributor and unselfish teammate are well documented--Andre Drummond looked mediocre alongside him and Jeremy Lamb in his lone season at UConn--but he's made some strides in this area at the college level under former NBA point guard Kevin Ollie.



One of the most recognizable faces at the college level this season, partially due to how long he's been around for, Napier will look to show NBA decision makers that he can play a role at the next level with another NCAA Tournament run this March.

Playing on college basketball's biggest platforms has given us ample opportunity to evaluate Napier's very distinct strengths and weaknesses as a prospect, which we've done in the following video scouting report courtesy of Mike Schmitz.



All of our video scouting reports this season can be found here.
 


Feedback for this article may be sent to Mike.Schmitz2@gmail.com .

 

Shabazz Napier
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Birthday: 07/14/1991
23 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Charlestown
Current Team: Connecticut , PRO
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
9.2 Pts, 3.0 Rebs, 4.6 Asts


Kevin Ollie
Full Profile | Player Stats
Physicals
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 195 lbs.
Birthday: 12/27/1972
41 Years Old
Teams:
High School: Crenshaw
Previous Team: Connecticut , PRO
Drafted: Undrafted in Draft
Positions:
Current: PG,
NBA: PG,
Possible: PG
Quick Stats:
3.0 Pts, 2.0 Rebs, 2.3 Asts


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