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LeBron James thinks Shabazz Napier is NBA draft's top point guard

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Last night Shabazz Napier was busy leading his UConn Huskies to the NCAA title, impressing the watching audience with a commanding performance when it mattered most.

One of those intrigued onlookers was Miami Heat star LeBron James, and it is fair to say the reigning NBA MVP was more than impressed with Napier's 22-point game:

"No way u take another PG in the lottery before Napier," James wrote on Twitter.

The senior point guard has come to the fore during the month long NCAA tournament, cited as one of the key factors behind the no. seven seeded team's run to the Championship Game.

But he has been performing all season long in Connecticut - averaging 17.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists this season.

Having said that, Napier faces some stiff competition as he battles to become the point guard of choice for the NBA's needy teams.

As recently as March 25, CBS had him as low as number seven in a list of college basketball's best point guards heading to the draft this summer - Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart and Tyler Ennis of Syracuse amongst those players ahead of him in the pecking order.

But Napier's performances over recent weeks have done much to impress and he has certainly done himself no harm in his bid to rise up the draft board.

Unfortunately for Napier, LeBron James isn't in an NBA front office just yet. 

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