Napier Unanimous Selection To Preseason All-AAC Team

University of Connecticut Huskies guard Ryan Boatright, left and guard Shabazz Napier share a laugh .

Two UConn Huskies men's basketball players were honored by the American Athletic Conference coaches in the preseason awards that came out on Wednesday.

The Huskies, who were picked second in the league, saw Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright garner accolades.

Napier was an unanimous selection to the Preseason All-AAC First Team. Boatright was selected to the second team. There was no love for DeAndre Daniels or any of the incoming freshman.

Preseason Player of the Year
Russ Smith, G, Sr., Louisville
Preseason Rookie of the Year
Keith Frazier, G, Fr., SMU
Preseason All-Conference Teams
First Team
Sean Kilpatrick, G, Cincinnati
Shabazz Napier, G, UConn *
Chane Behanan, F, Louisville
Russ Smith, G, Louisville *
Joe Jackson, G, Memphis *
Second Team
Isaiah Sykes, G, UCF
Ryan Boatright, G, UConn
TaShawn Thomas, F, Houston
Montrezl Harrell, F, Louisville
Anthony Collins, G, USF
Victor Rudd, F, USF
* unanimous selection

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photo credit: richard messina – hartford courant