Frasor begins life as a Tar Heel

Much has changed for Bobby Frasor in the past couple weeks. For one thing, the Brother Rice (Ill.) senior guard's phone doesn't ring nearly as much now that he's made the decision to attend North Carolina. For another, he's a marked man whenever he steps onto the court.

"We had a tournament this past weekend with my high school team and now everybody is out to get me," Frasor said. "Now everyone knows I'm going to North Carolina, so everything I do people rip me just like they did with Shaun Livingston. I'm going to take the criticism because it comes with the territory. People are definitely out to get me. Today we had a game and this kid was following me up and down the court holding me."

For Frasor, the hardest part of making the final decision to go to North Carolina was having to tell Marquette coach Tom Crean and Stanford assistant Eric Reveno that he wouldn't be playing for them.

But Frasor has no regrets. In fact, he knew he would be a Tar Heel shortly after arriving on campus for his visit.

"When I was talking to the players," Frasor said. "Everyone had told me that Carolina players are arrogant, but I got down there and they were real cool."

Frasor, who singled out Sean May, said his mind was made up during the visit – but his parents wanted to make sure so they had him wait a few days before making the decision public.

"I told my parents on the plane that I wanted to go to Carolina," Frasor said. "They wanted to let it sit for a couple of days, though."

Frasor will continue to work out with his high school team until the NBA Players Association Camp and the USA Development Festival later this month. Then he'll attend the ABCD Camp before going to the Best of the Midwest in Indiana with the Illinois Wolves, then head to Vegas and finish the summer with the AAU Nationals in Orlando.

Now Frasor will turn himself somewhat into a recruiter and try to help the Tar Heels land Tyler Hansbrough. However, he hasn't had much luck in reaching Hansbrough – and was unable to connect with him prior to his departure to Chapel Hill.

"I'm going to keep trying," Frasor said. "I'd love to play with him in college."


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