Apr 8, 2014, 12:36 AM EDT
During UConn’s 2014 NCAA title run, many analysts and fans made comparisons between former Huskie guard Kemba Walker in 2011 and senior guard Shabazz Napier’s run in 2014.
Well, you can be the judge.
Napier’s numbers in the 2014 tournament and Walker’s numbers in the 2011 tournament are pretty similar. Walker might have been a junior with slightly better numbers, but Napier played a tougher run of teams.
Which guard had a greater impact on UConn winning a title?
Shabazz Napier in 2014
2013-14 Season: 17.9 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.8 steals per game
24 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three steals in win over Saint Joseph’s
25 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals in win over Villanova
19 points, five rebounds, five assists, two steals in win over Iowa State
25 points, six rebounds, four assists, one steal in win over Michigan State
12 points, three rebounds, six assists, four steals in win over Florida
22 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals in win over Kentucky
2014 Tournament: 21.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.5 steals per game
Kemba Walker in 2011
2010-11 Season: 23.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.9 steals per game
18 points, eight rebounds, 12 assists, two steals in win over Bucknell
33 points six rebounds, five assists, one steal in win over Cincinnati
36 points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals in win over San Diego State
20 points, four rebounds, seven assists, one steal in win over Arizona
18 points, six rebounds, seven assists, two steals in win over Kentucky
16 points, nine rebounds, zero assists, one steal in win over Butler
2011 Tournament: 23.5 points, 6 rebounds, 5.6 assists, 1.5 steals per game
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