Monday March 10, 2014Frazier Earns Co-SEC Player of the Week Honors
Gator guard Michael Frazier II earned co-SEC Player of the Week honors with Jarnell Stokes of Tennessee, as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon. Frazier’s accomplishment is the second of his career, having been named Player of the Week back in late January after his performance against Alabama and Tennessee.
Frazier led all Gators as he finished the week averaging 23 points, 1.5 rebounds and three steals. With a record-setting night in the win over South Carolina on Tuesday, Frazier connected on an SEC and Florida record of 11 3-pointers against the Gamecocks, besting UF’s Joe Lawrence’s 28-year-old record of nine. Frazier hit a career-high of 37 on 12-of-21 shooting to tie him with Joakim Noah for the most points by a Gator since Eugene McDowell’s 40-point game on Dec. 21, 1982. Frazier closed out the week hitting 52 percent from the floor and 56 percent from beyond the arc while the Gators went 2-0 as the nation’s top squad.
On the year, Frazier is averaging 12.9 points per game, 3.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists and is firing a team-leading 44.1 percent from long range.
After clinching the 2014 SEC Championship and becoming the first team in league history to go 18-0, Florida will continue to battle as they head to Atlanta for 2014 SEC Tournament. The Gators are set to play the winner of the Missouri/Texas A&M match-up on Friday at 1 p.m.