2005 Focus: Bobby Frasor

Brother Rice (Ill.) junior combo guard Bobby Frasor got an invite to go to Kansas this weekend for Midnight Madness, but wasn't able to go because of PSAT's. The Jayhawks aren't the only school keeping tabs with him. In fact, he just got an offer from a Conference USA school a couple weeks ago.

Bobby Frasor is making progress. After a summer where he stood out on an impressive under-16 Illinois Wolves squad, the schools are coming at a rapid pace.

The 6-3, 180-pound junior combo guard can play either backcourt spot, which makes him attractive to numerous high-major D-1 schools. He only averaged 13 points, six rebounds and six assists as a sophomore at Brother Rice High (Ill.), but to put things into perspective, few sophomores have ever got the starting nod at Brother Rice under coach Pat Richardson.

He plays the point in high school and slides to the two during the summer.

``He did a tremendous job against top-flight competition this past summer," Illinois Wolves coach Mike Mullins said. "When he's got everything clicking, he's a very good shooter and an even better scorer."

Frasor possesses a nice mid-range game, can get to the basket and also knock down the 3-pointer. He makes quality decisions on the court and makes others around him better. However, he's not without his flaws. Frasor needs to work on getting off his shot quicker and also improving his footspeed on defense.

Frasor has already gotten started with unofficial visits to Marquette, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Michigan State, DePaul and Illinois. N.C. State and Stanford are also in the mix for the guy who reminds us a little bit of Marquette's Travis Diener.

DePaul was the first to offer and Marquette put one on the table a couple weeks ago. He even got an invite to head to Midnight Madness this weekend at Kansas, but couldn't go because he was taking the PSAT on Saturday.

``It's going to be a very hard decision for me," said Frasor, whose father was a guard at Wisconsin in the early 1970s. "It'll come down to who I fit in with and who commits before me."

Academics will also play a factor for the son of a pair of teachers. He's got a 4.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0, which ranks him seventh in his class of 275.

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