| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:11 AM
The All Pro Sports Shabazz Napier Camp was in full force on July 28. Napier hosted the camp and taught fundamentals of basketball to youth.
"I'm letting them know this is basketball and it's made to be fun," said Napier. "Later on in life they'll...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Center Justin Hamilton is poised to become the 12th player under guaranteed contract to the Miami Heat, when his partial guarantee kicks in Friday.
Hamilton, an outside-shooting 7-footer who finished last season with the Heat, has an $816,000...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Q: Ira, I know that Erik Spoelstra likes to slow-cook rookies, but with the lack of shooting-guard depth requiring Mario Chalmers to play some two, do you see Shabazz Napier getting regular minutes? -- Luis.
A: First, there is plenty of time for the...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 3:13 PM
WATERBURY — Rodney Purvis couldn't put on the UConn jersey and play in games last season, so he had to make each behind-the-scenes moment count.
Late at night, sometimes after midnight, he and Ryan Boatright would walk back to Gampel Pavilion, turn...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:01 PM
The Miami Heat signed guard Shabazz Napier, who was acquired in a draft-night trade after being selected with the 24th overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets last month.
Napier played in 40 games for the national champion Connecticut Huskies last season,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:52 PM
The Orlando Magic will have difficult choices to make when the 2014 NBA Draft is held Thursday night.
The team can go in almost a dizzying number of directions with its two first-round picks, fourth overall and 12th overall.
Here's a look at some of...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:25 PM
Thirty-eight players from UConn have been chosen in the NBA draft, beginning with Toby Kimball in 1965, and 18 have gone in the first round. The Huskies have made a habit of sending quality guards to the NBA. Shabazz Napier, projected to be drafted in the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:18 PM
NEW YORK – The talking is done, the workouts — 10 of them — are behind him. Now, Shabazz Napier will sit and wait for his name to be called.
"My body of work has proven a lot," Napier said Wednesday at a press conference in Times...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:55 PM
NEW YORK – The route didn’t go quite as anticipated, but Shabazz Napier ended up in Miami.
Napier became the 19th UConn player selected in the first round when the Charlotte Hornets selected him with the 24th pick. But as soon as the pick...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:15 AM
The Miami Heat apparently did something smart toward persuading LeBron James to return to the team.
They seemed to have acquired his favorite young player, UConn point guard Shabazz Napier, who was selected by the Charlotte Hornets at No. 24 then traded...