Frease Could Miss The Season

Perry junior Kenny Frease is going to be out of action for the foreseeable future. The 6-foot-11 center out of Perry High will see a host of doctors this week after an incident over the weekend derailed his season.

When Kenny Frease was undercut in December and recently returned to action, the worst part of the season appeared to be in the rear view mirror. After last weekend, that's just not the case as a punch to the face has done damage to his eye.

In Massillon Perry's 68-54 win over Central Catholic, Frease's season was the victim of a blow to the eye that appears to have derailed his junior season once again. The 6-foot-11 center had one doctor's visit on Monday and more scheduled this week.

"We don't know exactly how long he'll be out," Frease's mother Marge said. "We saw the ophthalmologist today but there's still swelling and we can't make decisions about whether he needs surgery until that swelling goes down. If he needs surgery he might not be back at all (this season)."

Frease was struck by Central's Cory Berry who could face charges in the state of Ohio. The incident is under review by the authorities and may have far reaching implications for both parties.

"I was coming down for a rebound against Central and a kid came up and punched me," Frease said. "It wasn't one of my better days. It stinks."'s 25th rated prospect in the junior class will be out a long time if surgery to repair the broken orbital bone is required.

"His spirits are pretty good and he's trying to look at it positively," Marge Frease said. "Sometimes I think he's more mature than me because I don't know if I would have handled it as well. He's hoping to see the floor maybe at least by sectionals."

Prior to the incident, Frease visited Kentucky. The Wildcats are on his list joined by Xavier (a strong player in his recruitment), Michigan State, Michigan, West Virginia, Notre Dame and Indiana.

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