Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier is known as an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. He is most famous for his excellent play in college basketball.

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Background and Age

Shabazz Bozie Napier was born on July 14, 1991 in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusets. Experiencing a rough childhood in Boston's Mission Hill projects, Shabazz was excited to basketball and would start at a youthful age to learn the game. He went to Charlestown High School in Massachusetts and also Lawrence Academy in Groton, Massachusetts. Napier tried to become a great player while at Lawrence as he made great records at the school. He drove the school's group to numerous triumphs and was even named the Tournament MVP.

Career and Net Worth

After a record-breaking college basketball stretch, Napier was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets as the 24th pick in the 2014 NBA draft. He was then exchanged to the Miami Heat who signed him after getting 10.2 points average in four Summer League games. In April 2015, just about a year after he was drafted, Napier caught a hernia and needed to go under a medical procedure. He before long recovered and joined the Miami Heat again in July that year.

In a cost-slicing move to help them re-sign Kevon Looney, the Warriors exchanged point guard Shabazz Napier, shooting guard Trevon Graham and an undisclosed measure of money to the Timberwolves in July 2019. Golden State dealt Napier and Graham under 24 hours after it procured them as part of the Kevin Durant sign-and-exchange with Brooklyn that landed combo guard D'Angelo Russell. Since Napier ($1.8 million) and Graham ($1.7 million) both had unguaranteed contracts, the Warriors could have deferred them before Jan. 10 without a budgetary hit.

Personal Life

Marriage, Wife and Kids

During his basketball career, Shabazz has not had any publicly known romances. Many people speculate that he has been off the dating market because of his strict religion. He may be saving himself for marriage. He does have a close relationship with his mom, Carmen Velasquez who brought up three children all alone in the extreme Mission Hill projects in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood. When Shabazz ventured out on to the court to confront top colleges like Florida, his main fan there giving a shout out to him was his mom, Carmen.

Bringing three children up in the projects was tough to the point that Carmen needed to send Shabazz to live with relative, former Detroit Piston, Will Blalock. Blalock helped fill in as a coach for Shabazz's blossoming basketball ability, something Carmen realized she couldn't do satisfactorily.

Quick Facts
Birth Date: 14 Jul, 1991
Age: 29 yrs
Occupations: Basketball player
Citizenship: Puerto Rico
Birth Place: Roxbury
Education: University of Connecticut
Gender: Male
Description: American-Puerto Rican basketball player
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Last Modified: Feb 19 2023
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