CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The NBPA Top 100 Camp is one of the most prestigious high school hoops events of the year and being a participant is a big honor. Thus, it makes sense that 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard Keith Frazier is making sure to enjoy his time at the University of Virginia for the camp.
“This week right here is going good . . . My main thing is just having fun and trying to get better,” Frazier said.
One of the nice aspects of the camp is that the players get the opportunity to hear from both current and former NBA players, something that Frazier likes.
“They just tell you how it is,” Frazier said.
A standout class of 2013 prospect out of Irving (TX), Frazier is the type of player who has the chance to possibly join the professional ranks if he keeps improving and working on his game.
In fact, he has a game that has drawn looks from some of the top college programs in the nation. He provided a list that included Arizona, Texas A&M, Baylor, Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma State, and Memphis.
“Those are the main ones,” Frazier said, noting that all of them have extended scholarship offers.
Frazier said that he has “no favorites right now” and also mentioned that he is going to wait “as late as possible” to make a college choice.
“Just to see who’s gonna leave schools, who’s gonna go to schools,” Frazier said of why he is planning to sit on his decision for a while.
Since he is in no rush to make a college selection, it makes sense that Frazier is planning to utilize all five of his allotted official visits. He does not have any trips planned at this point in time. The schools that Frazier has had the opportunity to visit unofficially thus far are Arizona, Texas A&M, Texas, and Baylor.
Although he may not be near a choice just yet, Frazier does recognize a couple of schools are putting in the most effort recruiting him. He listed Texas A&M and Arizona as the two programs coming at him the hardest.
Regarding the members of the coaching staffs at the two schools, Frazier commented, “They’re just real loyal people.”
Speaking of loyalty, that one of the main things that Frazier said he is looking for when it comes to picking a college.
“Loyalty, man,” Frazier said. “A school that is gonna be honest with me throughout my college career [and is] just gonna keep it real with me.”
Memphis is one of just two schools on Frazier’s list that was not in the Big XII this past season, but that should not be reason to worry for Tigers fans.
“It’s wherever,” Frazier said of whether he wants to play in the Big XII. “I really have a certain conference [that I prefer].”
Frazier elaborated a bit on what it is that has him interested in Memphis.
“Coach [Josh] Pastner has visited me a couple times,” Frazier said. “[He] came to my school, I respect that. His father is the owner of Houston Hoops.”
For those who do not know, Frazier plays AAU ball for the Houston Hoops program, which is indeed run by Hal Pastner.
Frazier also talked about what appeals to him about the type of team that Memphis is on the hardwood.
“I like Memphis’ style of play,” Frazier said. “They run, play hard [and] look like they have a lot of fun.”
The rising senior said that he knows outgoing Tiger wing Will Barton as well as rising junior guard Joe Jackson.