Georgia Basketball star J.J Fraizer receives some national recognition for his current play:
J.J. Fraizer has been on an absolute tear for the Georgia Basketball team since Yante Maten went down. His incredible play was recently rewarded by the SEC when he was named the Mens SEC Player of the Week. Fraizer’s performances this past week were highlighted by the conference with the following comments:
"Frazier, a 5-foot-10, 155-pound senior guard from Glennville, Ga., averaged 28.5 points, 4.5 assists, three rebounds and 1.5 steals in wins at Alabama and against LSU. He scored 28 points, just shy of half of the Bulldogs’ total offensive output, in a 60-55 victory over Alabama on Thursday. After Alabama cut a 12-point halftime deficit to one with 9:06 remaining, Frazier scored nine of Georgia’s final 12 points en route to the victory. He connected on nine field goals and dished out eight assists versus LSU, giving him a hand in 17 of Georgia’s 27 made shots in the game. Put up 18 second-half points against the Tigers, including the game-winning free throws with 1.6 seconds remaining."
Fraizer will need to continue in his current fine form is UGA is to have much hope this post season. With Maten out for the season, Fraizer really will need to carry the team on his own. Fortunately that is something he was able to do this past week.
If he’s able to carry Georgia to wins over Auburn and Arkansas this week, then UGA could enter the SEC tournament in a good spot. A solid performance in that tournament by the Bulldogs could help them make the post season. While a NCAA berth is unlikely at this point, the NIT remains a real possibility for UGA. If Fraizer is able to carry Georgia for just a few more weeks, more rewards could follow.