Another postseason honor has come Shabazz Napier’s way. Napier, who was previously named a Big East first-teamer and also a region first teamer and Player of the Year by the U.S. Basketball Writers, was selected Tuesday for the National Association of Basketball Coaches District 5 First Team.
Joining Napier, who led the Huskies with 17.1 points and 4.6 assists per game, were Otto Porter Jr. of Georgetown, Russ Smith of Louisville, Jack Cooley of Notre Dame and Sean Kilpatrick of Cincinnati. The NABC picks 24 District teams, by a vote of member coaches, and District 5 includes all of the teams that were in the Big East last season. So it’s a prestigious team to make, for sure.
Michael Carter-Williams and C.J. Fair of Syracuse, Bryce Cotton of Providence, Vander Blue of Marquette and Jerian Grant of Notre Dame were on the second team.