Georgia’s J. J. Frazier is SEC Player of the Week


With the parade in Glenville just ending and Dress Like J. J. Frazier Day scheduled for tomorrow at Faith Baptist Christian Academy, the honors have started coming in for J. J. Frazer.

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Georgia’s J. J. Frazier, the 5-foot-10, 150-pound sophomore guard from Glennville, Ga., is the SEC Player of the Week. Frazier averaged 24 points, seven rebounds, four assists and 1.5 steals to lead the Bulldogs over Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

Frazier scored a career-high 37 points in Georgia’s win at Miss. State.  His 37 points were the highest individual effort by an SEC player this season and the most by a Georgia player in 23 years.  His 7-for-7 shooting from 3-point range against MSU was Georgia’s first perfect 3-point shooting effort since Ezra Williams made seven treys in a win over LSU in 2003.  Against Ole Miss, he scored all 11 of his points in the second half (3-4 from 3-pt. range), as Georgia overcame a six point halftime deficit. Frazier was also Georgia’s high rebounder in both games, the fourth and fifth times this season he has led the Bulldogs on the boards.

Since Frazier’s ascent to the starting lineup, Georgia has run off four straight SEC wins against Vanderbilt, Florida, Ole Miss and Mississippi State, including road victories in Nashville and Starkville.

Frazier is averaging 10 points a game on 46% shooting, 45% on 3-point attempts, 84% on free throws, skies for 4 rebounds a game, and adds over three assists per game,

Kentucky’s Devin Booker, a 6-foot-6, 206-pound guard from Grand Rapids, Mich., was named SEC Freshman of the Week. Booker opened the week by scoring six points against the Commodores, but he found other ways to contribute in the victory with an SEC career-high four assists in the game. On the road at South Carolina, Booker led the team in scoring with 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

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