VYPE HOF: Strake Jesuit’s Frazier made history; beat the odds to NBA

Strake Jesuit's Tim Frazier

 

In 2009, Strake Jesuit Prep made Texas basketball history becoming the first-ever private school team to advance to the public school state tournament’s Final Four.

Running the squad was slender 5-foot-10 guard Tim Frazier, whose story was just beginning. He always fought the stigma of being an undersized guard, but he played big during his prep career, averaging 15 points, nearly eight rebounds, five assists and three assists per game. He led the Crusaders to a 37-1 record.

After an amazing high school career where he beat the odds and led an underdog team to state, Frazier has been named to the second class of the VYPE Hall of Fame, which will be inducted at the VYPE Awards presented by Methodist Orthopedics and Sports Medicine April 28th at Stereo Live.

After his high school career, he signed with Penn State and began building his college resume. It took two years to get his feet under him at the college level, however, Frazier came out blazing as a junior and earned All-Big Ten First-Team honors and the team’s MVP. His senior season was going to be huge, until the injury bug struck. He ruptured his Achilles Tendon, which set him back a year. He did receive another year of eligibility and made the most of his second senior season. He ended up averaging 14 points per game as a third-team, All-Big Ten selection.

He went undrafted but kept working towards his dream. In his first year in the NBA D-League for the Maine Red Claws, Frazier earned the league’s MVP Award.

Since then, he’s been in the NBA with the Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, New Orleans Pelicans, Washington Wizards, back to New Orleans and now with the Milwaukee Bucks.

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