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Jalen Adams Looks Up to Shabazz Napier

Jalen Adams and Shabazz Napier are from the same Roxbury, Mass., neighborhood

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    Jalen Adams Looks Up to Shabazz Napier
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    ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 07: Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates on the court after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    UConn has had a rocky start to the 2014-15 season, and even coach Kevin Ollie admitted "We're on the bottom right now" after home loss to Yale last week. And while there's plenty of time to right the ship, there's encouraging news from the high school ranks.

    Particularly, Jalen Adams, the standout guard who signed his letter of intent to attend UConn last month.

    Napier was a freshman when Kemba Walker led the Huskies to that improbable national title, and once Walker left for the NBA, Napier made this his team. Ollie would be more than grateful if Adams could do the same.