UConn's Shabazz Napier, the American Athletic Conference's player of the year, took every conversation I've had about Saint Joseph's for the last four months and worked it into his NCAA press availability on Wednesday:
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- When UConn’s star guard Shabazz Napier was asked Wednesday about St. Joe’s freshman DeAndre’ Bembry, he didn’t know Bembry’s name or his number.
He just knew his hair.
“The freshman, right?” Napier said. “With the afro?”
No. 10 St. Joe's tips with No. 7 UConn at 6:55 on TBS. No. 2 Villanova gets underway with No. 15 Milwaukee right after.
By now, you've probably read a lot about how these teams matchup. But if you're like Shabazz, and you aren't totally familiar with Bembry, here's his fro, which he's allegedly been keeping since his sophomore year of high school: