Thursday, June 20, 2024

Kyle Frazier Joins W&M Men’s Basketball

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG — William & Mary head men’s basketball coach Brian Earl announced the addition of transfer guard Kyle Frazier (Matthews, N.C. / Weddington / Belmont Abbey) to the Tribe roster for the 2024-25 season. Frazier, who will be a junior and have two years of eligibility remaining, is the sixth transfer and eighth member of the Tribe’s incoming class.

“Kyle gives us another veteran player in the back court that can really shoot the basketball at a high level,” Earl said. “He has been a 40-plus % 3-point shooter throughout his high school and college career, which will really help in spacing the floor. Kyle enjoyed an successful high school career playing with Chase Lowe, so he will immediately have some familiarity with our program.”

Frazier started 27 of 30 games last season at Division II Belmont Abbey in North Carolina. The 6-3 guard averaged 10.1 points per game and was one of the top 3-point shooters in Conference Carolinas. He ranked fifth in the league with 71 made 3-pointers (2.4 per game) and ninth at 39.2% from distance. Frazier was also an 86% free throw shooter.

On four occasions in 2023-24, Frazier topped the 20-point mark during his sophomore season. He scored a career-high 24 points on 8-of-13 from 3-point range in a win over Erskine in January and was a perfect 8-of-8 from the field and 6-of-6 from 3-point range on the way to 22 points at Carson-Newman in December.

As a freshman, Frazier was one of the Crusaders’ top reserves, averaging 5.5 points per game on a team that finished the season at 19-12 and advanced to the Conference Carolinas championship game. He ranked 10th in league at 41.1% from 3-point range and knocked down 39 triples.

In high school, Frazier teamed with W&M guard Chase Lowe to win back-to-back North Carolina State Championships at Weddington. As a senior, he helped lead the program to an undefeated season and the No. 12 ranking in the country according to Max Preps. Frazier was an all-state selection after averaging 15.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 43% from 3. He was named the MVP in the state championship game during his senior campaign. Frazier also played AAU with Lowe on CC Elite.

Frazier joins fellow transfers Keller Boothby (Plano, Texas / Prestonwood Christian Academy / Cornell), Finn Lally (Hamilton, New Zealand /  St. John’s College Hamilton / Trinidad State), Malachi Ndur (St. Thomas, Ontario / Cushing Academy / Brown), Kyle Pulliam  (Silver Spring, Md. / Our Lady of Good Counsel / St. Thomas Aquinas) and Jack Scott (Colorado Springs, Colo. / The Hun School / Princeton) along with freshmen Ryan Jackson (Mesa, Ariz./AZ Compass Prep) and Isaiah Mbeng (Potomac, Md. / Winston Churchill / Prolific Prep Post Grad) as part of the Tribe’s incoming class.

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