The players you are hearing about the most this upcoming NBA Draft is Jabari Parker and Andrew Wiggins. Basketball fans must have forgotten about the NCAA tournament a few months ago and the other players that amazed viewers.
One of those players came from the championship team UCONN Huskies. Shabazz Napier, as many call him Kemba Walker’s protégé, shocked the world with the Huskies winning the National Title when only the state of Connecticut and UCONN fans believed in them.
The funny thing is that you hardly heard his name since then. The mock drafts don’t even have the star guard in the top 10 picks. One NBA team is determined to get the overlooked phenom, but as soon as this team spoke of him, many other teams are now looking at Napier as well.
ESPN reports that Pat Riley and the Miami Heat are “fond” of Napier and even flew out to see him after the NBA Finals. Remember when Lebron James tweeted: “No way u take a PG in the lottery before Napier”.
Maybe this will persuade James to stay as he opt out of his contract, making him a free agent along side Carmelo Anthony.