2012 Montverde Academy graduate Michael Frazier II announced yesterday (Thursday, March 26, 2015) that he will forgo his senior season at the University of Florida (located in Gainesville, Florida) to enter the 2015 NBA Draft . Frazier is commonly considered by NBA scouts as a mid-to-late second-round NBA draft selection. Frazier was a two-year starter at UF and, in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), was a top-quality 3-point shooter. This season, He averaged 12.1 points a game, and made 57 of 150 shots (38 percent) from 3-point land. He also shot 87 percent from the free-throw line. Frazier played only 26 games this season due to injuries.
At Florida, Frazier’s accolades included being named to an All-SEC tournament team, SEC Player of the Week, and was selected to the 2014 All-NCAA Tournament South Region team. Frazier also set the Florida record for connecting on 118 three-pointers in his sophomore season. Before transferring to MVA in his senior year, Michael attended Plant High School, located in Tampa, Florida. As an Eagle, Michael was known as a well-rounded and selfless player who possessed excellent three-point/perimeter shooting. Those impressive basketball qualities helped to lead to the 2012 ESPN National High School Invitational Championship.
According to an Orlando Sentinel article published yesterday and written by Edgar Thompson, “Frazier’s decision was confirmed by his father, Michael Frazier Sr., and first reported on Twitter by Darren Heitner, a sports and entertainment attorney… But the 6-foot-4, 200-pound Frazier missed seven games late in the season with a high ankle suffered during a Feb. 7 home loss to Kentucky. Frazier returned March 7 at Kentucky but was just 2-of-16 shooting. He totaled 10 points during the final three games for the Gators, who finished 16-17 to miss the postseason for the first time since 1998… The two-round draft is scheduled for June 25 at either the Barclays Center in Brooklyn or Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. It will be broadcast on ESPN.” For additional information on Michael’s recent decision to enter the 2015 NBA Draft, please visit the following FOX Sports article: Reports: Florida’s Michael Frazier declares for NBA Draft