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Heat’s Riley picks a winner in Napier

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A look at Pat Riley’s 1 a.m. press conference to discuss drafting UConn guard Shabazz Napier with the 24th overall pick. The Miami Heat traded up two spots – giving up the 26th pick, two second-round picks (one next year) and cash to take Napier. Here’s the link to Riley’s press conference transcript on the […] [Read More]
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Rapid Reaction: Napier drafted by Hornets, traded to Heat

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For about 45 seconds, Shabazz Napier and Kemba Walker had been reunited, a draft story too good to be true here in Connecticut. Turns out Napier was Miami-bound, a draft story too good to be true in South Beach. Some quick impressions from draft night: **Of the 30 NBA franchises Napier could landed with, Miami […] [Read More]
Categories: NBA Draft

Napier downplays Heat talk, humbled to be part of NBA Draft

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A few quick quotes from Shabazz Napier at Wednesday’s pre-NBA Draft media session at the Westin Hotel in New York City. Napier said he worked out for about 10 teams, including his home state Boston Celtics, but not the New York Knicks or New York Nets. On being in NYC for the draft: “I’m definitely […] [Read More]
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Miami Heat want Shabazz Napier

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The Miami Heat has its sights set on former UConn point guard Shabazz Napier for Thursday’s NBA draft. ESPN reports that Heat president Pat Riley Likes Napier because he is fond of “four-year players who can come in and contribute right away.” “Right after the NBA Finals, Riley flew out to work out Napier, a […] [Read More]
Categories: General, NBA Draft
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Ollie has UConn flying straight again

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CROMWELL – Kevin Ollie’s tee shot off No. 10 might have sailed right of the fairway Wednesday morning at TPC River Highlands, but golf is not the reason why University of Connecticut is paying him a lot of money. Ollie’s day job with the Huskies could not be going any smoother after leading UConn to […] [Read More]
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Tickets for Dec. 18 vs. Duke on sale Friday

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From the UConn athletic department: The Duke Blue Devils will face the National Champion UConn Huskies December 18th at IZOD Center (Meadowlands Sports Complex) in East Rutherford, N.J.  Game time is 8:00 pm (ET). UConn and Duke have met just nine times on the basketball court with Duke leading the series 5-4, but the Huskies […] [Read More]
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UConn notebook: Ollie’s mom doing well, SMU game headed for GameDay

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A few news and notes items after catching up with UConn coach Kevin Ollie Tuesday night at Franciscan Life Center Sports Banquet at the Aqua Turf in Southington: A NICE SURPRISE: Ollie attend the banquet – where he received the St. Francis Award – with his mother, Dorothy, who is recovering from surgery for Stage […] [Read More]
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Ollie talks NBA futures, afros and AAC schedule

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Some leftover news and notes after speaking to UConn coach Kevin Ollie at The Miracle League of Connecticut Celebrity Golf Classic: A “TALLER” AMIDA: Sophomore center Amida Brimah had late-April surgery to repair a labrum tear in his left shoulder, but rehabbing from the surgery is not the only thing he is working on this […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Recruiting