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CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Selected in the first round (24th overall pick) by the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014 NBA Draft ... Draft right traded from the Charlotte Hornets to the Miami Heat in exchange for the draft rights to P.J. Hairston (26th overall) and Semaj Christon (55th overall), a 2019 second-round draft choice and cash considerations in a draft night trade ... Signed with the Miami Heat on July 18, 2014

COLLEGE:
Napier, a two-time NCAA Champion, appeared in 143 career games (98 starts) at the University of Connecticut and averaged 13.7 points, 4.5 assists, 4.0 rebounds, 1.76 steals and 32.3 minutes while shooting 41.1 percent from the field, 37.5 percent from three-point range and 81.3 percent from the foul line. He capped his collegiate career with 1,959 points and 646 assists, becoming the only player in school history to total at least 1,500 career points and 500 career assists. Among the Huskies all-time leaders, he finished first in games played and free throws made (509), second in steals (251) and three-point field goals made (260), third in assists and steals per game, fourth in points, 10th in free throw percentage and 11th in field goals made (595).

Last season at UConn, Napier appeared in 40 games (all starts) and averaged 18.0 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.83 steals and 35.1 minutes while shooting 42.9 percent from the field, 40.5 percent from three-point range and 87 percent from the foul line. He was named the 2014 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year as well as being voted a member of both the All-Conference and AP All-American First Teams. Additionally, he earned both the Final Four and East Regional Most Outstanding Player honors while averaging 21.2 points during the NCAA tournament.

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Vitals

Height: 6'1''/ 1.85m
Weight: 175 lbs./ 79.4 kg
Born: July 14, 1991
From: Connecticut
Draft: 2015
NBA Debut: 2014
Years Pro: 1
Previous Teams:
  Charlotte Hornets 2014 - 2014
  Miami Heat 2014 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Connecticut/USA

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