UConn’s Shabazz Napier to play vs. Rutgers, expected to play well

By John Silver

UConn junior guard and leading scorer Shabazz Napier is going to play on Sunday when the Huskies host Rutgers at the XL Center.

A left shoulder injury that continues to plague the guard still bothers him, but it’s not going to keep him out.

If the Huskies (12-5, 2-3 Big East) were a different team with oodles of talent and depth, perhaps the slow heal could be done. Not on this UConn team, and not with a player as important as Napier. UConn’s leading scorer at 16.6 points per game and it’s top playmaker and leader has to be on the floor for the Huskies.

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