The Charlotte Hornets have selected UConn’s Shabazz Napier with the No. 24 pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft.
But ESPN.com’s Andy Katz reports that Napier is heading to the Miami Heat in a trade.
Free agent-to-be LeBron James tweeted the following after Napier was drafted:
My favorite player in the draft! #Napier
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 27, 2014
Asked how he felt about possibly playing with LeBron James, Napier said:
“I’m very excited, now it’s my job to get into the gym and prove it, compete my tail off like I always do.” Napier told ESPN’s Jay Williams after being drafted. “I’ll have a chip on my shoulder and that’s what makes me the best point guard in the draft.”
Napier averaged 18 points, 5 assists and 6 rebounds for the Huskies last season. He was named Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament in leading UConn to its fourth national championship.