Napier Draws a Crowd

New England Recruiting Report | Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Napier Draws a Crowd

Arizona head coach Sean Miller and Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek were among the coaches at Lawrence Academy last night, both there to see junior guard Shabazz Napier

Miller and Sendek both made the trip with one of their assistant coaches while Virginia, St. John’s, Rutgers, Providence, and UMass were also represented by assistant coaches.  A day earlier Villanova had an assistant coach at the Massachusetts campus. 

Niagara and Quinnipiac were also in attendance to get a look at senior guard Denzel Brito and potentially others including junior swingman Marcus Grant and junior big man Sarkie Ampin

Napier solidified himself as a top 50 player in the class of 2011 with a terrific month of July.  He never played to more rave reviews than he did late in the month when he led Metro Boston to a deep run at AAU Nationals, reportedly outplaying Phil Pressey in the process. 

Napier currently claims scholarship offers from Miami, Memphis, St. John’s, Tulane, Virginia, Providence, UMass, and Houston.  He has a host of other high major programs actively evaluating and recruiting him including Villanova, Kentucky, UConn, and Pittsburgh.