Basketball Hall of Fame coach attracts attention from big names
Published: Friday, February 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 00:02
Dallas Kimball’s Keith Frazier, one of the top basketball recruits in the country, will visit SMU this weekend for the Houston game at Moody Coliseum at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Frazier, a 6-5 shooting guard, is rated a five-star player by most recruiting services and is ranked in the top 25 recruits in the country regularly.
Aside from visiting SMU, Frazier visited Texas this past weekend, will visit Texas Tech and is also considering Texas A&M. Part of the decision for Frazier will be playing time and location according to most recruiting services. Most analysts have him pegged as an SMU lock with new SMU head coach Larry Brown’s knowledge of the NBA and SMU being local for Frazier.
Frazier can flat-out shoot the basketball from almost anywhere on the court and can get to the basket if he is aggressive enough. Sometimes, Frazier plays a little inconsistent on the defensive side of the ball, but can truly turn on the offense at any time, which makes him deadly.
It is apparent, now more than ever, that Larry Brown has changed the face of SMU basketball. This is not the first high-profile recruit to be interested in SMU with Brown on campus. The Harrison twins from Fort Bend, Texas had SMU in their top three, but instead decided on Kentucky. The twins were both ranked in the top ten of all recruits and were consensus five-star recruits.
With coach Brown and his staff at the helm, Frazier may be the first of many big name players to wear red and white in Dallas.