'He's their No. 1 guy'

When Illinois Wolves coach Mike Mullins returned from Houston a week and a half ago, he checked his messages.

"It was the first time ever that my mailbox at home was full and my cell was also overflowed," Mullins said.

Thanks, Bobby Frasor.

The baby-faced suburban Chicago combo guard, who was far from an obscure player heading into the spring, literally blew up at Kingwood – which resulted in nearly every high-major coach – including Billy Donovan and Skip Prosser - trying to get involved.

But basically the only newcomer allowed to get in the mix was North Carolina.

Frasor was lights-out in Kingwood, hitting 9-of-10 shots against Team Texas – and also having numerous big games with loads of head coaches in attendance.

However, Frasor's shooting hasn't always been on the mark. With Georgia Tech head man Paul Hewitt in attendance in the high school season, Frasor went 2-of-14.

"Bobby has very few of those games," Mullins said.

The only other stretch where Frasor felt as comfortable shooting the ball was last year at the Tournament of Champions, when he put up 33, 28 and 28 in three games within a five-hour span.

"Nobody saw us because we played in an auxiliary gym," Mullins said. "Literally no one was there."

Mullins said that Frasor had a "tremendous" visit with Roy Williams when the UNC head man came into the school about a week ago. The Tar Heels are hoping to get Frasor out for an official visit, but that could hinge on an unofficial he takes to Chapel Hill immediately after the TOC.

"They told him he's their No. 1 guy," Mullins said.

Frasor just returned from an official visit – his first – to Marquette and he'll take his next one to Stanford in two weeks. Schools like Georgia Tech, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Notre Dame will battle for the remaining trips.

"They're well-grounded and overwhelmed, but not overmatched," Mullins said of Frasor and his family in regards to the recruiting process.

"If you could have told him a year ago some of the schools that he'd turn down, you'd have to lock him up," added Mullins. "Until he takes some more visits, he won't have any clue where he wants to go."

Check back tomorrow for another in-depth look at Bobby Frasor ...


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