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Napier to return to UConn next season

April 26, 2013 at 1:16 PM

STORRS, Conn., April 26 (UPI) -- Connecticut leading scorer Shabazz Napier Friday confirmed he was returning to the Huskies basketball team for his senior season.

Napier averaged a team-best 17.1 points a game and earned a spot in the All-Big East first team. Connecticut went 20-10 on the season.

The deadline for underclassmen to declare eligibility for the NBA draft is Sunday.

"After many days of figuring out what decision was best for my family and me, I have decided to remain at UConn for my senior year," Napier said. "I am very much looking forward to getting closer to receiving my college degree, as well as becoming a stronger leader for my teammates on and off the court."

Napier enters his senior season at No. 31 on the all-time Connecticut scoring list with 1,239. He is 11th all-time in assists (451).

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