Up goes Frazier

Sorting out which position he's best suited to play is a process that may require another couple weeks to unfold, but major conference basketball clearly sits within Frazier's reach.

The Melvin Frazier show made its way to DeMatha Catholic last week, and the 6-6 forward stood out thanks to his springy straight-up leaping ability, aggression and no-nonsense style. Frazier has been a Scout.com favorite for awhile now, thanks to his obvious talent and penchant for making winning basketball plays.

While it would be easy to admire his athleticism and punching dunks and leave it at that, Frazier also demonstrated skills improvement. He hit some jump shots that suggest he has made progress in that regard, and his general ball skills appeared enhanced.

That said, he definitely must continue to round out his game. His dribbling needs greater polish and of course he'll need to prove he can shoot the ball consistently well. On the other hand, even in the worst case he can spend time on the wing because he'll match up well defensively with many players in the 6-5 to 6-7 size range due to his quickness and length.

He claims several high-major offers heading toward the latter portion of July.

"Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Northwestern, LSU (have offered)," Frazier said. "I might not cut it down until after the high school season and sign late. I want a school there I can fit and hopefully get a lot of playing time."

Frazier noted that he views himself as a wing, and his recent refinements indicate that he's working hard to slot himself into that role. Still, he knows he must make further improvements.

"I need to keep working on my jump shot," he said. "Coaches like the way I get up and down the floor, I just want to be a complete player."

Frazier has bolstered his status within the high-major realm so far this month and appears to be on the rise as he approaches his senior season.

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