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J.J. Frazier Named SEC Player of the Week

J.J. Frazier

Georgia guard J.J. Frazier was named as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, according to an announcement made by the SEC on Monday.

Frazier, a sophomore from Glennville, Ga., played key roles in both of Georgia’s wins last week. Most recently, he scored a career-high 37 points to pace the Bulldogs’ 72-66 win at Miss. State on Saturday. His 37 points were the highest individual effort by an SEC player this season and the most by a Georgia player in 23 years. His 7-for-7 shooting from 3-point range against MSU was Georgia’s first perfect 3-point shooting effort since Ezra Williams made seven treys in a win over LSU in 2003.

In Georgia’s win over Ole Miss last Tuesday, Frazier scored all 11 of his points in the second half (3×4 from 3-pt. range), as the Bulldogs overcame a 6-point halftime deficit.

Additionally, the 5-10, 150-pound Frazier led Georgia in rebounding in both games with seven boards each game. Perhaps his most important play in the win at Starkville was an offensive rebound — off his own missed free throw — with 29 seconds left and Georgia leading 69-66. He sank two subsequent free throws to give the Bulldogs a safe lead.

Frazier is the first Bulldog to garner SEC Player of the Week honors since Charles Mann won last January.

Georgia (13-5, 4-2) goes for its fifth straight SEC victory Tuesday night at home against Vanderbilt. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. and the game can been seen on the SEC Network.

Courtesy of UGA Sports Communications

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