Shabazz Napier

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Birthday
14, 1991
Birthplace
Boston, MA
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
14, 1991 (age 25)
Birthplace
Boston, MA

About

Point guard who won NCAA Championships with the University of Connecticut Huskies in 2011 and 2014. He was named the 2014 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player after helping UConn become the first 7-seed in history to win the NCAA Tournament. He spent his first NBA season with the Miami Heat, then was traded to the Orlando Magic in 2015.

Before Fame

He played for two years at Charlestown High School, and two more at Lawrence Academy, where he was considered a four-star recruit.

Trivia

He was a first-team All-Big East selection his junior year and his senior year he was named AAC Player of the Year.

Family Life

His mother, Carmen Velazquez, became his manager.

Associated With

As a freshman at UConn, he played alongside star shooting guard Kemba Walker.