Melvin Frazier

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Melvin Frazier
Melvin Frazier.jpg
No. 35 – Orlando Magic
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-08-30) August 30, 1996 (age 22)
New Orleans, Louisiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight201 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolL. W. Higgins
(Marrero, Louisiana)
CollegeTulane (2015–2018)
NBA draft2018 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Playing career2018–present
Career history
2018–presentOrlando Magic
2018Lakeland Magic
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-AAC (2018)

Melvin Jamon Frazier Jr. (born August 30, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Tulane.

Early life[edit]

Frazier attended L. W. Higgins High School. He played AAU basketball for Team NOLA and Wings Elite, where he was a defensive force but secondary scorer to Marlain Veal. Frazier was ranked the fourth best prospect in Louisiana by The Times-Picayune as a senior. He chose Tulane over offers from Arkansas, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.[1]

College career[edit]

Frazier was coach Ed Conroy's highest-rated recruit but had a relatively quiet freshman season, averaging 5.2 points per game.[2] When Mike Dunleavy Sr. arrived as coach in his sophomore season, he worked to improve Frazier's shooting mechanics and dribbling skills.[1] Frazier averaged 11.5 points per game as a sophomore. He was named AAC player of the week for the first time on November 20, 2017.[3] As a junior, Frazier had 10 games where he scored at least 20 points, including a career-high 28 points against Memphis.[3] He sustaining a chest contusion early in the game against Temple on February 4 and missed a game.[2] Frazier was named to the Second Team All-AAC as well as the Most Improved Player.[3] He averaged 15.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.1 steals per game as a junior, while shooting 55.8 percent from the floor and 39 percent from behind the arc.[1] After the season he declared for the 2018 NBA draft but did not immediately hire an agent. He was considered to be a borderline first round prospect.[2] In May, Frazier signed with Thad Foucher of Wasserman Media Group, thus ending his collegiate eligibility.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Orlando Magic (2018–present)[edit]

On June 21, 2018, Frazier was drafted by the Orlando Magic with the 35th overall selection in the 2018 NBA draft.[5] On July 6, 2018, the Magic announced that they had signed with Frazier.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Tulane 34 11 19.5 .401 .286 .516 3.1 .7 .9 .3 5.2
2016–17 Tulane 30 28 30.2 .438 .264 .667 4.6 1.5 1.9 .5 11.5
2017–18 Tulane 30 30 34.4 .556 .385 .712 5.6 2.9 2.2 .7 15.9
Career 94 69 27.7 .481 .312 .653 4.4 1.7 1.6 .5 10.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Duncan, Jeff (March 1, 2018). "Tulane's Melvin Frazier: Overlooked recruit to NBA Draft prospect". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Smith, Guerry (March 27, 2018). "Tulane's Melvin Frazier declares for NBA draft, leaves open possibility to return". The Advocate. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "Men's Basketball Individual Awards Announced". American Athletic Conference. March 6, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  4. ^ Dabe, Christopher (May 2, 2018). "Melvin Frazier hires agent for NBA draft, foregoes final Tulane season". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  5. ^ Denton, John (June 22, 2018). "Magic Continue to Add Length in Second Round". NBA.com. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Magic Sign Melvin Frazier Jr". NBA.com. July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.

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