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  • Shabazz Napier Struggles With Shot In Third Summer League Game

    Shabazz Napier Struggles With Shot In Third Summer League Game
    Shabazz Napier struggled to find his shot for the second time in three NBA Summer League games as his Miami Heat lost to the Detroit Pistons, 80-78, on Tuesday night. The former UConn star and first-round pick of the Heat was just 3-for-11 - missing all...
  • UConn's Shabazz Napier 'A Winner,' Says Miami Heat President Pat Riley

    UConn's Shabazz Napier 'A Winner,' Says Miami Heat President Pat Riley
    NEW YORK — If Shabazz Napier was antsy on draft night, so was Pat Riley. The Heat kept trying to work a trade to move up in the NBA draft and get Napier but could not find a willing partner. Riley, the Heat's president, later used the word...
  • Roscoe Smith hopes hard work is his ticket to a chance in the NBA

    Roscoe Smith hopes hard work is his ticket to a chance in the NBA
    Those close to Roscoe Smith share a favorite phrase. When speaking of Smith, a Baltimore native and 6-foot-8 Nevada-Las Vegas forward entered in Thursday's NBA draft, they repeat a pair of words, over and over. It's not necessarily a nickname, but his...
  • Hoiberg: UConn Better Than Team Iowa State Beat In 2012

    Hoiberg: UConn Better Than Team Iowa State Beat In 2012
    Two years ago, UConn's season came crashing to an end in an NCAA Tournament game against Iowa State. Much was different then. UConn was the defending national champion and Iowa State was relatively unknown on the national stage. The game was in...
  • Sophomore Struggles Helped Transform Shabazz

    — UConn senior Shabazz Napier took a moment Saturday to reflect on the disappointing sophomore season that is a part of who he is now. "My sophomore season, we had one of the best teams in the country," he said on the eve of the Huskies' Elite...
  • Be True To Your School: Napier, Giffey, Olander Stick It Out

    Be True To Your School: Napier, Giffey, Olander Stick It Out
    ARLINGTON, Texas — The foundation was shaking under the UConn basketball program and players were fleeing. Facing a postseason ban because it failed to meet NCAA academic standards, UConn saw Alex Oriakhi, Roscoe Smith, and Michael Bradley...
  • Boatright Hasn't Decided, But Appears To Be Staying At UConn

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Ryan Boatright fielded a number of questions about the NBA on Friday. He wasn't ready to announce a decision, but it sounds as though he is leaning toward coming back for his senior season at UConn. "It's a lifetime dream to get...
  • Kemba, Shabazz, The Shot, The Promised Land

    ARLINGTON, Texas — In the end, it is only a shot. The ball leaves the fingertips. The ball nestles in the net. The buzzer sounds. One team wins. The other team loses. And it's on to the next game. That's what coaches, invested in making sure...
  • Walbrook's Roscoe Smith won a title with UConn, but not this one

    Walbrook's Roscoe Smith won a title with UConn, but not this one
    As members of the national champion Connecticut men's basketball team took turns cutting down the nets at AT&T Stadium late Monday night, missing from the long line of scissor-wielding champs was a former Baltimore basketball star. Roscoe Smith, who...
  • Special Night At Gampel For Napier, Giffey, Olander, Kromah

    Special Night At Gampel For Napier, Giffey, Olander, Kromah
    STORRS — Jim Calhoun remembers meeting Niels Giffey at Gampel Pavilion in the spring of 2012, disquieting days for the UConn basketball program. Players were leaving for the NBA, which was one thing. Others were transferring. "I remember Niels...
  • With Mom's Support, Napier Finishes What He Started

    With Mom's Support, Napier Finishes What He Started
    STORRS — She had done her best to remain composed during the pregame senior night ceremony. She had hugged Kevin Ollie tight and hugged Jim Calhoun just as tight. Afterward, after UConn had outlasted Rutgers, she stood there laughing as she posed...