Frease to miss two-three weeks

Massillon Perry junior star Kenny Frease will be out of action for the next two-three weeks with a severely sprained right wrist. Frease is a national top 25 prospect and the No. 4 ranked center in the class of 2008 according to Dave Telep of Frease, who averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per game as a sophomore, was injured Dec. 16 against Youngstown Boardman.

Massillon Perry 7' 0" junior center Kenny Frease will be out of action for two-three weeks with a severely sprained right wrist. Frease was injured Dec. 16 in a game against Youngstown Boardman. Frease, one of the top players in Ohio, is ranked as a top 25 prospect and is the No. 4 rated center in the class of 2008 according to

Frease, who has scholarship offers from Indiana, Kentucky, Notre Dame, Michigan, Xavier, Michigan State and West Virginia, talked about how recruiting is going for him.

"Things are going well," he said. "Right now I'm hearing from Xavier, Michigan and Notre Dame a lot. Kentucky has just recently offered and Tubby Smith has called the school to talk to my coach recently. I'd have to say Xavier is probably at the top of my list along with Michigan. I just feel real comfortable with the Xavier staff. I've been down there seven times and it's a great place. I'm not ready to make a decision yet. I'll probably be ready to announce my decision in late June or early July. I'm still considering Notre Dame and I want to see Michigan State. I'm really impressed with Tom Izzo and what he's done there. Tommy Amaker at Michigan is a great guy too. It will be hard to tell some of these people that I won't be coming to their school."

There was a noticeable school missing from his list and Frease talked about why Ohio State is not among his finalists.

"Ohio State just basically stopped recruiting me this fall," Frease explained. "They have a lot of big men and I think I just don't fit into their plans. A lot of other schools are recruiting me a lot harder than Ohio State ever did. I would just say that it's not a good fit at this point. There are no hard feelings on my part at all. They've got a great program and they're going to do well."

Massillon Perry head coach Rob Toth talked about the future of his star big man.

"We really miss him right now," Toth explained. "He's a great player and a kid who works hard all the time. He's gotten better each year and he's only just scratched the surface. His footwork and his overall quickness have gotten so much better. He plays the game with a lot of focus and intensity. His development is progressing at a very rapid rate. I just want to get him back out on the floor."

If the two-three week time frame is accurate, that would put Frease back out on the hardwood against GlenOak and superstar center Kosta Koufos on Jan. 18. The 7' 2" Koufos has signed with Ohio State and the match up with Frease is one of the most eagerly awaited contests in Ohio in 2007. Ironically, Koufos missed the 2005 game with a broken foot.

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