"I know that I have to set an example for him," Frazier said, pointing to the tattooed picture of Junior on his left shoulder. "Everything that I do, he sees. I don't want to do anything that would lead him wrong."
Frazier finds most of his motivation from his son, but he still has the pressure of performing to the level that is expected on the court. And being the back-up to what could be the best backcourt in the country is plenty of pressure.
"I think that Z (Derrick Zimmerman) and Timmy (Bowers) are the best in the nation," Frazier said. "I know that I am going to get an opportunity to play this season. My job is to not miss a beat when I am on the floor or when Timmy is out there. I just have to keep the confidence in my game. I know that I can do it."
While he has the confidence to go along with his offensive game, Winsome knows that he still has work to do.
"I am a shooter, and I have confidence in my shot. When a shot leaves my hand I think that it is going in," Frazier said. "But this off season I have had to work on my ball handling, especially my left hand. That is something that the coaches have been on me about."
Even though he did not see much action in last year's run through the SEC Tournament and the NCAA, Winsome knows that his game is ready when he gets his opportunity.
"That is why I came to MSU, because of the way that they play offense," Frazier said. "I like to go up and down the court, running and moving. My game has always been fast-paced. I know that I am ready."
While his game may have been ready last season, Frazier gives much of the credit for him being mentally ready to play this season to watching last season.
"I learned a lot about what it takes to play in the SEC and NCAA during the tournaments last year," Frazier said. "Watching guys like (Michael) Gholar and 'Z' really step up and play showed me what it takes.
"I think that everybody on this team learned a lot at the end of last season. Especially that we really can compete and go a long way this year."
Not only did the SEC Tourney victory mean a lot to Frazier, but the first win in the tournament could have been the highlight of his year.
"It was really hard going down there and getting beat like we did," Frazier said of the Bulldogs early season loss at Florida, "but we came out and proved something against them in Atlanta. That was huge for me because that is my home, and you always want to do good when you are at home."
Frazier showed MSU fans last season the ability that he had to make plays on a basketball court. This season he is ready to take his game to new levels.
"It takes some getting used to. The speed of the players is different than high school, and they are all stronger," Frazier said of his first taste of SEC competition. "This season I am stronger and I know that I will be able to compete on both ends of the court and really help this team be great."
Grant Alford is a free-lance correspondent for Gene's Page. He is a student at Mississippi State University. You can contact him by email at email@example.com.