Shabazz Napier had to leave the tryouts for the Puerto Rico Olympic team because of recurring problems with his right foot. He is still wearing a walking boot, wearing at Mohegan Sun Arena where he watched the Jim Calhoun charity all-star game Saturday night.
Napier won’t be taking full part in practices until September.
“I’ll have to wear [the boot] another 2 ½-3 weeks,” he said. “It feels great. I got a CAT-scan the other day and its healing up. I feel like I’m going into the season 100 percent.”
Napier was going to make Team Puerto Rico, but thought it best to get himself right for the college season and try for the Olympics in the future.
“It was tough, I wanted to play [in the Olympics],” he said. “But I felt like I couldn’t go hard. And I know the Olympics are always going to be there. I only have two more years of college.”
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