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."
Scout.com'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."