LeBron James Believes Shabazz Napier Is Best Point Guard in 2014 NBA Draft

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 8, 2014

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05: Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Florida Gators 63-53.   (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Connecticut's Shabazz Napier is getting a chance to show the world what he can do in the 2014 NCAA championship game, but the Miami Heat's LeBron James has already made up his mind about the point guard.

This year's NBA draft class is expected to be one of the best ever. With that being said, James believes that the Huskies senior belongs near the top of every team's draft board:

Update: Tuesday, April 8, 8:55 p.m. ET

Wizards point guard John Wall, who saw his Kentucky Wildcats fall to Napier and UConn, shared LeBron's sentiments in an interview with Comcast Sports Net's J. Michael:

"He's got to be the first point guard taken, in my opinion, (with) the way he finished the season," Wall said after practice Tuesday. 

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Unfortunately for James, the Heat likely won't be in position to draft the floor general.

Napier has averaged 17.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game this season. 

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