A Look Back On J.J. Frazier Day
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◊ One of the most prominent names in the Georgia record books, owning six top-10 single-game, 10 top-10 season and nine top-10 career tallies.
◊ The only player in Bulldog history to post 50 3-pointers and 100 assists three times.
◊ One of three players ranked among UGA’s top-10 career leaders in points, assists and steals.
◊ Career record holder for free throw percentage, as well as single-game record holder for 3-point percentage and free throw percentage.
◊ Connected on a school-record 45 straight free throw attempts as a senior, which also matched the second-longest streak in SEC history.
◊ Honored with “J.J. Frazier Day” on April 25, 2017, with Glennville (his hometown), Tattnall County and the state of Georgia all proclaiming the day as such with a trio of proclamations.
2016-17 Season Highlights:
◊ Selected as the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Men’s College Player of the Year for Georgia for the second-straight year. Became UGA’s second two-time winner along with Jarvis Hayes.
◊ Voted consensus first-team All-SEC.
◊ Named All-District by the NABC and the USBWA.
◊ Among SEC statistical leaders, finished the season ranked in six categories – No. 1 in playing time, No. 2 in free throw percentage, No. 3 in scoring, No. 3 in steals and No. 6 in assists and No. 6 in assist-to-turnover ratio.
◊ In stats for SEC games only, ranked No. 2 in the SEC in scoring (21.3 ppg), as well as No. 1 in minutes, No. 2 in steals, No. 5 in assists, No. 5 in assist-to-turnover ratio, No. 6 in free throw percentage and No. 10 field goal percentage.
◊ The only Bulldog to start all 34 games and led the team in scoring, assists, steals, minutes, 3-pointers made and free throw percentage.
◊ Posted team-high tallies of 31 double-digit scoring games and 12 20-point outbursts.
◊ Led the Bulldogs offensively 16 times, as well as in assists for 26 games and in steals 23 times.
◊ Poured in 640 points, the fourth-most ever in Georgia history for a single season.
◊ At Georgia Tech on Dec. 20, became UGA’s career record holder for free throw percentage. Inched past Jerry Eppling’s record of 82.2 percent...eventually finished the season at 84.1.
◊ Named SEC and National (nbcsports.com) Player of the Week on Feb. 27 after averaging 28.5 points in victories over Alabama and LSU.
◊ Posted 20-point second halves in three of last seven regular-season games – 20 at Tennessee, 22 vs. Kentucky and 21 against Auburn.
◊ Grabbed 10 boards against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament, becoming the only player in the nation under 6-0 with a double-digit rebounding count in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
2015-16 Season Highlights:
◊ Tabbed second-team All-SEC by league coaches, as well as a being a third-team honoree by the Associated Press.
◊ Named to the All-SEC Tournament team, the only player not in the championship game to earn that recognition.
◊ Starter for 29 of 34 games, including each of the last 28 outings.
◊ Led Georgia in scoring (16.9 ppg), assists (4.4 apg), 3-point percentage (.386) and free throw percentage (.824).
◊ Equally impressive, despite his 5-10 frame, ranked third on the team in rebounding both overall (4.6 rpg) and in SEC play (5.0 rpg).
◊ Among SEC statistical leaders, ranked among the top-10 in a league-high eight categories – No. 5 in assist-to-TO ratio, No. 5 in steals, No. 7 in scoring, No. 7 in assists, No. 7 in free throw percentage, No. 7 in 3-point percentage, No. 8 in 3-pointers per game and No. 10 in minutes.
◊ Recorded 27 double-figure scoring outputs, as well as double-digit performances for rebounds and assists once.
◊ Led Georgia in scoring 15 times, in assists in 24 contests and in steals in 18 games – all the most by any Bulldog.
◊ Tied with Yante Maten for the team lead in 20-point (12) outings. In fact, had four 20-point second halves – 22 vs. Ga. Tech, 21 vs. Tennessee, 21 at LSU and 24 at Auburn.
◊ Notched his second career double-digit rebounding effort by pulling down 10 boards against Winthrop on Dec. 8, an effort which also resulted in his first double-double at Georgia.
◊ Poured in a season-high 35 points against Georgia Tech on Dec. 19, the highest output ever by a Bulldog against the Yellow Jackets.
◊ Dished out 11 assists at Baylor on Jan. 30, the first double-figure assist output for Georgia in nearly five years (since Gerald Robinson’s 11 on March 11, 2011) and first points-assist double-double in almost a decade (since Mike Mercer’s 21 points and 11 assists against Jacksonville on Dec. 19, 2007).
◊ Established a new career-best tally for steals with five takeaways against Ole Miss on Jan. 9…and matched that against Auburn in Athens.
◊ Named to the All-SEC Tournament team after averaging 22.3 points in three contests in Nashville – Georgia’s first honoree since Sundiata Gaines (MVP) and Terrence Woodbury were chosen during the Bulldogs’ unprecedented run to the 2008 title.
2014-15 Season Highlights:
◊ Played in 32 of 33 games, missing Feb. 17 date with South Carolina in Athens after suffering a concussion and fracture of the orbital bone late in the Feb. 14 Auburn game.
◊ Moved into a starting role at Vanderbilt on Jan. 14 (following Juwan Parker’s Achilles injury) and got the nod for 13 of the final 19 contests. Started 10 straight games but only three of the final nine contests after his own injury.
◊ Ranked among the nation’s top-100 players in both free throw percentage (No. 83 at .827) and assist-to-turnover ratio (No. 85 at 2.12).
◊ Among SEC players, ranked No. 5 in both FT percentage and Assists-to-TOs.
◊ Sank 5-of-6 free throws in the final 28 seconds of a three-point win at Vandy.
◊ Exploded for 37 points at Mississippi State on Jan. 24, the highest single-game output by an SEC player during the 2014-15 campaign.
◊ His 37 points at Mississippi State tied the No. 9 single-game output in Georgia history (along with Zippy Morocco vs. Alabama on Jan. 20, 1953, and Dominique Wilkins vs. Florida on Jan. 7, 1981) and were the most by a UGA player in 23 years (since Litterial Green’s 38 points vs. UCLA on Jan 4, 1992).
◊ Named SEC Player of the Week on Jan. 26 after leading Georgia to a pair of wins over Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
◊ Made 10 straight 3-point attempts in a 3-game span of the SEC schedule (Ole Miss, Mississippi State & Vanderbilt). Also made 24-straight foul shots in a nine-game pre-conference span (Stony Brook to Mercer).
◊ Also suffered a hairline fracture of his left (shooting) hand in a hard fall during Georgia’s win at Texas A&M on Feb. 11.
◊ Increased contributions during SEC play as a valuable member of UGA’s backcourt rotation.
◊ Emerged from obscurity to play 17 valuable minutes in a Jan. 18 win over Arkansas. Played the final 5:13 of regulation while starter Charles Mann was sidelined with foul trouble.
◊ Played season-high 21 minutes three times, most recently in consecutive games: regular-season finale at LSU and SEC Tournament win over Ole Miss.
◊ Closed his freshman season with a then career- and team-high 15 points in NIT second-round matchup vs. Louisiana Tech.
◊ Coached by Matt Sellars at Faith Baptist.
◊ Regarded as the top point guard of his class in the state of Georgia.
◊ In his senior year, he averaged 26.5 points in leading Faith Baptist to a 26-5 record and the state title of the Georgia Association of Christian Schools.
◊ As a junior, averaged 26.2 points, 4.9 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 3.1 steals and led Faith Baptist to 33 victories.
◊ Full Name: James Frazier, Jr.
◊ Birthdate/Birthplace: September 19, 1995 / Savannah, Ga.
◊ Academic Major: Sport Management
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