Shabazz Napier capped off a phenomenal UConn career with a national title as a senior, and a similar story could be on the way in 2014-15. Many of the nation’s top contenders feature fourth-year stars who could carry their teams on a postseason run to match the one that saw the Huskies cut down the nets in Arlington.
Fittingly enough, one such team is the Huskies themselves, thanks to Napier’s former backcourt partner. Ryan Boatright will be the headliner for next year’s UConn squad, and the quick-handed point guard has already shown a knack for coming up big in postseason play.
Herein, a closer look at Boatright’s many talents, along with nine more seniors in a position to grab the spotlight for championship contenders in 2014-15. Note that the team’s chance at a title plays a bigger role in these rankings than the player’s individual brilliance.