In a college basketball season that has been all about one-and-done freshmen, Shabbaz Napier was even lost in the conversation about upperclassmen while pundits swooned over Creighton’s Doug McDermott. Napier was a solid freshman role player on the UConn team, led by Kemba Walker, that marched to the 2011 national championship. And now the 6’1″ point guard is drawing endless comparisons with Walker, as he’s blossomed into the face of March Madness—much the way Walker did, while averaging 21.0 points, 4.8 assists, and 2.4 steals in the tournament. Coupled with senior Ryan Boatright, the Huskies have formed the fiercest background in college basketball.
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