PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Following a stellar week in which he led UConn to a pair of victories, including an overtime victory over No. 20 Memphis, senior guard Shabazz Napier (Roxbury, Mass.) has been named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.
Napier is the only player in the conference to be given the accolade four times this season. The senior guard has also been named to the conference’s weekly Honor Roll on seven other separate occasions. UCF’s Justin McBride was named the Rookie of the Week
In wins over USF and Memphis, he averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 52.2 percent from the field.
Napier had a career-high 34 points with five rebounds in UConn’s 86-81 victory over Memphis on Saturday afternoon.
For the season, Napier leads UConn in scoring (18.0), rebounding (5.8), assists (5.5), steals (1.88), and minutes played (34.2).
He was also named the conference Player of the week on Nov. 25 after wins over Boston College and Indiana, on Dec. 9 following victories against Florida and Maine, and on Jan. 27 after wins over Temple and Rutgers.