Another Honor for Shabazz Napier: NABC Region First Team

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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.


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3 thoughts on “Another Honor for Shabazz Napier: NABC Region First Team

  1. Hip Hop Hood

    Napier better leave for the NBA before they realize that he can’t play.

  2. T-bone

    Having seen Napier play, his playing skills are obvious. They’ve matured over the years and led to NBA scouts being at every UCONN game this season as a result. Actually, I have not heard of any knowledgeable basketball person questioning his ability to play. The only question is his state of mind. Will he listen and play for any coach, avoid bad body language, and not disappear in games due to inner frustrations?

  3. Ray

    Hip hop, I am going to call your mommy and have her cut back on your computer time… were amusing at first, but now it’s just stupid

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