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)
The NBA Draft is three days away and two Huskies will almost certainly hear their names called: Shabazz Napier and DeAndre Daniels.
If you can't wait until the actual draft, below (via the Hartford Courant), are the latest mock-draft projections for both players.
Napier scouting report: “I think he’s a first-round pick,” a scout told the New Haven Register's David Borges last season. “First of all, he’s got the ball on a string, great ball control, great understanding of the game. He’s got tremendous confidence, he’s a knockdown shooter from the perimeter. And he’s got a big heart. ... He understands who to deliver the ball to. When you’ve got a $15 million player, that player gets the ball first. I think (Napier) gets it."
Daniels scouting report: "He just scares me because I don’t know what you’re getting,” an NBA scout told SNY.com's Adam Zagoria back in April. “If Connecticut wins the NCAA championship and he plays great two nights in a row, he’ll be at another level. Right now, he’s a giant question mark. ... To me, he has to be tougher, more consistent. He’s very talented. Kids like him are very difficult to assess because their production level in the game varies so much. He has very good physical tools, length, the ability to run and jump, but he’s not strong enough. He has the body that can turn into an NBA body. ... Inconsistency has been this theme. He’s very talented.”