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Are Connecticut Huskies’ Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright the Best Duo In the AAC?

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David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

There will be plenty of great players in the AAC in the upcoming season, but the Connecticut Huskies will have two of the best players. With that in mind, are Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright the best duo in the AAC?

At the very least they are more than likely the best scoring duo in the conference. Napier put up 17.1 points per game last season and Boatright averaged 15.4 points per game. Scoring wasn’t the only thing these two did last year, though. Napier also averaged 4.4 rebounds per game, 4.6 assists per game and two steals per game. Boatright averaged 2.9 rebounds per game, 4.4 assists per game and 1.5 steals per game.

The Louisville Cardinals will also be playing in the AAC in the 2013-14 season and they are coming off of a national championship. Russ Smith is one of the best players in college hoops. He put up 18.7 points per game last season. Mix in any other player on the team and you will more than likely have a very good duo.

Still, Napier and Boatright help make up one of the best backcourts in the nation and they are likely the best duo in the AAC. Their scoring abilities speak pretty loudly in that favor.

Connecticut will be able to make the NCAA tournament in the upcoming season and I am sure that will give players like Napier and Boatright increased motivation to succeed.

There are other good players on Connecticut, especially in the backcourt, but Napier and Boatright are arguably the two best players on Connecticut.

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