Former McDonald’s All American Keith Frazier Reportedly Commits to UTEP
Although the UTEP men's basketball season does not officially start until November, head coach Tim Floyd has one scholarship left. Based on a report from CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein, it looks like Floyd has found his man.
Frazier was a heralded high school prospect out of Dallas and a McDonald's All American. Like many schools, UTEP had recruited him at Kimball High, but Frazier originally signed with Larry Brown and SMU. While with the Mustangs, he was never able to put together consistent play on the court. Frazier's actions off the court were an even bigger issue. He was involved in an NCAA investigation that later led to a postseason ban for the Mustangs and a nine game suspension for Brown.
Frazier, who had been averaging just under 12 points per game for SMU transferred to North Texas. While with the Mean Green, he was arrested and later releasedlast March in Denton after police received a call for a disturbance at a bar. Frazier played only four games with North Texas last season and averaged eight points per game.
If the NCAA Clearinghouse grants him eligibility, Frazier will have one year of eligibility and he will be part of UTEP's 2017-18 team. The Miners gambled on Dominic Artis, and the former point guard made the most of his second chance both on and off the court. It remains to be seen if the third time is truly a charm for Keith Frazier. If so, the Miners and Tim Floyd will reap the benefits.