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Sunday Basketball Notes

UConn’s Shabazz Napier mulls jump to NBA

Shabazz Napier should be in New York making a run at another Big East tournament title with his University of Connecticut teammates. As a freshman, the guard was part of that special 2010-11 squad that made a stunning run through the NCAA Tournament all the way to the national championship with a victory over Butler.

Instead, Napier is in Storrs, the Huskies’ season over because of a below-average academic progress rate that led the NCAA to ban the school from postseason play for the 2012-13 season. The Huskies also changed coaches, with three-time national champion Jim Calhoun replaced by former player Kevin Ollie.

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