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Shabazz Napier
Shabazz Napier
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No. 6 – Portland Trail Blazers
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born July 14, 1991 (1991-07-14) (age 29)
Roxbury, Massachusetts Roxbury, Massachusetts
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lbs (82 kg)
Career information
High school Lawrence Academy
(Gorton, Massachusetts)
College Connecticut (2010-2014)
NBA Draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th
Selected by the Charlotte Hornets
Playing career 2014-present (6 years)
Career history
2014–2015 Miami Heat
2014–2015 →Sioux Falls Skyforce
2015–2016 Orlando Magic
2016–present Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x NCAA champion (2011, 2014)
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2014)
  • Consensus first team All-American (2014)
  • Bob Cousy Award winner (2014)
  • AAC Player of the Year (2014)
  • First team All-AAC (2014)
  • First team All-Big East (2013)
  • Husky of Honor (2014)


Shabazz Bozie Napier (born July 14, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA.

Early Life

Shabazz Napier was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He was raised by his single mother in a city filled with poverty and violence. Even with all these temptations around him, Napier's mother managed to keep him safe from any kind of gang violence.

High School

Napier attended High School at Charlestown High School and Lawerence Academy. His first two years were spent at Charlestown High, for his freshman and part of his sophmore year. For the other part of his sophmore year, he transferred over to Lawerence Academy. He spent his sophmore, junior, and senior year at Lawrence Academy.

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