Napier improving draft stock?
February, 28, 2013
By Nic Reiner | ESPN.com
Ineligible for postseason play and without Jim Calhoun at the helm for the first time since 1986, Connecticut figured to be in for a long, unconventional season. However, the Huskies currently stand at 19-8 (9-6 in the Big East) and have positioned themselves comfortably in the top half of the Big East. One of the biggest reasons for the successful season is Shabazz Napier's excellent transition into primary leader and best player for UConn. He's been one of the top five most efficient players in the Big East this season, posting an offensive rating of 116 while using 24 percent of possessions when on the floor. Napier's averaging 37 minutes per game and only Notre Dame's Eric Atkins plays more among Big East squads.
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