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UConn basketball stars Dolson, Napier laugh and learn during ESPN’s “Car Wash”

On the heels of winning both the men’s and women’s 2014 NCAA Basketball Division I titles, UConn’s Shabazz Napier and Stefanie Dolson visited ESPN’s Bristol, Conn. campus to participate in the “Car Wash.” After appearing in tandem on numerous ESPN programs and platforms, the Huskies sat down with Front Row to review the experience.

UConn's Stefanie Dolson and Shabazz Napier on SportsCenter. (Rich Arden/ESPN Images)
UConn’s Stefanie Dolson and Shabazz Napier on SportsCenter. (Rich Arden/ESPN Images)

What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you during your visit?
SN: [NFL Live host] Trey Wingo bringing me breakfast on the set of Numbers Never Lie was too funny [see video above]. I knew I’d be asked questions about that topic, and that was a great way to acknowledge it. You guys kept us entertained, that’s for sure.

SD: When Trey brought Shabazz breakfast, I was dying. First of all, I love Trey Wingo! I met him last year here, and when I saw him here today he said I’m one of his favorite college players. That was pretty cool.

Do you have a favorite ESPN on-air personality? Is broadcasting a future career goal?
SD: I respect [ESPN college basketball analysts] Kara Lawson and Rebecca Lobo a lot. I also love [ESPN basketball analyst and sideline reporter] LaChina Robinson and how much personality she puts into what she’s doing at ESPN but still makes it factual and informational.

It’s great to look up to them, especially because they’re women, on ESPN running the show and giving so much insight into the game. It’s definitely something I’d consider in the future. It would be amazing to be a part of it in that way, and to inspire others, too. [Note: Dolson will have a chance to learn professional tips from Lawson on and off the court. Dolson was drafted by the WNBA’s Washington Mystics earlier this month; Lawson plays for the Mystics.]

SN: Honestly, everyone does a great job here from what I’ve seen. I really enjoy [NNL co-host] Jemele Hill, so it was cool to be on-air with her today at Numbers Never Lie. For now, I’m looking forward to the challenges of the NBA. It’s a whole other league and a whole other level.

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