50 Greatest Players in UConn men’s basketball history: 50-1

5. Shabazz Napier (2011-14) 6-1, G.

Connecticut's Shabazz Napier holds the championship trophy after a regional final against Michigan State in the NCAA college basketball tournament Sunday, March 30, 2014, in New York. Connecticut won the game 60-54. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
AP Photo/Frank Franklin II

Shabazz resided over one of the most tumultuous and successful periods in UConn history, pairing with Kemba Walker in the backcourt for the 2011 national championship run, and then carrying the team on another improbable run to the Final Four in 2014.

Napier passed Ray Allen for fourth on the Huskies’ all-time scoring list (1,925 points) in UConn’s Elite Eight win over Michigan State. He also ranks 5th all-time in assists. In 2014, Napier led the Huskies in scoring, assists, rebounding and steals.

Talk about a complete player. He was a first-team All-American and has the chance to earn his place in Huskies history as the only player ever to win two national titles.

 

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