As a junior, Keith Frazier averaged 21.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game in leading his team to the Class 4A state title. So what does the Dallas Kimball standout do for an encore?
"You just try to keep working on your game," Frazier said. "I've been working a lot on my ball-handling, while getting my body in shape for the AAU season."
If the Minneapolis Nike EYBL session was any indication, Frazier isn't far off. The five-star 6-foot-5 wing scored in double digits in each game as Houston Hoops went 4-0 this past weekend. Frazier looks like the latest standout to go through that stellar program. Rasheed Sulaimon, L.J. Rose and J-Mychal Reese were all with Houston Hoops, while this year's team includes Texas A&M commitment and multi-sport standout Derrick Griffin.
"I feel like I'm a great shooter who can get to the rim," Frazier said. "I can penetrate, and I can make players better or find the right pass."
So does he see ball-handling, what he's working the most on, as his primary weakness?
"I don't think so," Frazier said. "That's just something I really wanted to improve on. I want to be a combo guard, somebody who can play the point if they need me to. So I want to get better there."
Frazier's already sizable skill set has drawn attention, and offers, from a number of schools. He said no one school stood out, but said the schools recruiting him the hardest included Texas, Baylor, Kansas, Tulsa, TCU, Houston and Marquette. He said the team that lands him will have to have a great coaching staff, and that he would be keeping a close eye on style of play. Frazier also added that he doesn't have any timetable for his decision.
"Whenever it happens, it happens," Frazier said. "I'm kind of hoping to wait as late as possible."