Georgia Basketball coach Mark Fox has picked up his first verbal commitment of 2013 in point guard J.J. Frazier of Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici, Ga.
“He committed this morning actually,” Crusaders head coach Matthew Sellars told DawgNation . “He called coach Mark Fox this morning. It was a fun conversation.”
Frazier is a relative unknown for 2013 but that will change soon.
“He runs point guard for me and averages about 27 points per game. He can do anything really,” Sellars said. “He is usually the fastest kid on the court at all times, no matter who we play. And we play tough teams from Florida, Alabama and North Carolina. He is the real deal. He loves to shoot the three but he isn’t afraid to go the basket. He has good body control and is a nice passer.”
The 5-foot-10, 150-pound guard received his offer from Georgia earlier in the week. Virginia and Clemson were also looking at him closely.
“I think he has always wanted to go there -- never really voiced it -- but he always wanted to be a Bulldog because he grew up in Georgia,” Sellars said. “He likes to represent the state. He plays AAU ball for the South Georgia Kings and he has a couple offers to play at bigger AAU programs but he didn’t go because he likes to be loyal to where he is from.
“I think that has a lot to with him picking Georgia.”
Faith Baptist Christian Academy is no stranger to high-stakes basketball. The 2010 NACA national champs recently left the Georgia Christian Academy Association to go independent, scheduling teams from across the nation.
“We used to play 10-12 small Christian schools a year and just demolish them,” Sellars said. “But we cut that out. Now we play prep schools and tougher teams like that.”