Frazier Eyes The Razorbacks

Arkansas has offered New Orleans, La., Higgins junior combo forward Melvin Frazier (6-6, 190) and seems to have a legitimate shot at the Arkansas Wings AAU star who is ranked 37th nationally by ESPN.com and 55th in the country by Scout.com.

One of the 2015 prospects that Arkansas has shown the most interest in is New Orleans Higgins combo forward Melvin Frazier, who is playing for the Arkansas Wings again this spring and summer.

Frazier (6-6, 210) is the highest-rated player currently on the Razorbacks' 2015 board as he is ranked 37th nationally by ESPN and 55th in the class by Scout.com.

He averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds this past season for Higgins and has offers from Arkansas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, UTEP, Houston and Louisiana Tech.

"I have a lot of interest in (the Razorbacks) and I am just picking through everybody," Frazier said. "But I like Arkansas. Their staff, their style, how they play and all that. I just like them."

Frazier led his high school team to a 28-5 mark, including a 12-0 in district play before falling to St. Augustine 57-43 in the quarterfinals of the Class 5A state tournament.

"Individually, it was kind of tough because I had to get in the gym and work on my shot a little more," Frazier said. "As a team we played very good for the school. In the playoffs, we lost in the third round against St. Aug, but next year we should be able to go all the way."

Frazier is averaging 10.8 points for the Wings so far this spring and a team-high 5.5 rebounds while shooting 72.4 percent (21-of-29) from the field so far in four games of EYBL action.

Here was the assessment of Scout.com national recruiting editor Evan Daniels regarding Frazier, the best prospect in Louisiana in 2015 per all the major recruiting services.

"Frazier had the college coaches section buzzing about his athleticism," Daniels said. "The 6-foot-6 forward is a high-level athlete that gets off his feet quickly and plays above the rim. All of Frazier's work against Southern Stampede was done in the paint, as he was active on the glass and ran the court looking to score. He was also effective playing the passing lanes and recorded five steals."

The Wings will be back in action next weekend May 10-11 at the next EBYL stop – this one in Dallas.

Frazier has been Robin to teammate Malik Monk's Batman so far with Monk – averaging 26.2 points per game – having a whopping 59 points in a double-overtime loss in Sacramento last weekend to offset a 7-point game in game 4 in which Frazier led the way.

"He is a very good player and I love playing with him," Frazier said. "We have a chance to have a really good team."





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