Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier (POR) – “Bazzy” nike

(Jaime Valdez/USA TODAY Sports)
(Jaime Valdez/USA TODAY Sports)


PORGuard: 6’1, 175 lbs; 4th year, UConn

NBA Role: combo guard • UnderDOG

UConn’s Shabazz Napier, a former All-American and 2x NCAA Champion (2011, 2014), is still looking for his footing in the NBA; Shabazz is more of a scorer-by-nature combo guard but is an improving passer and leader at the one; very quick w/ a nice handle, can get into the lane and convert quick runners; decent outside shooter, falls in love w/ deep threes; tough competitor but needs to prove he can run an offense; undersized – what’s Shabazz’s role? – can he become a Bobby Jackson-type of guard who ramps up the pace and brings bountiful buckets?; POR’s ever-so-limited practice time must be approached like a Game 7 – Bazz HAS to impress Coach Stotts in order to steal a couple minutes from DameCJ

Signature Move: jab step, 3

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 70


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 4.3 points/game, 1.8 assists/game, 37% FG
  • 2x NCAA Champion (2011, 2014)
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2014)