A&M Hoops Lands Top-Rated JUCO Guard

A&M Hoops Lands Top-Rated JUCO Guard

The Texas A&M basketball team continues to add pieces to the 2013 recruiting class after navigating the inaugural SEC season with just eight scholarship players. Sunday night, A&M received a big commit from a top-rated JUCO guard. See details inside.

The Texas A&M basketball program added a much needed piece to the 2013 spring recruiting class when Gulf Coast CC combo guard Chad Frazier committed Sunday night following an official visit to College Station this weekend.

"I just committed to Texas A&M about 10 minutes ago," Frazier said. "I liked so much about the A&M program, but what sealed it for me was Coach Kennedy and his spirituality."

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound scoring guard elaborated on Coach Kennedy and the other reasons that led to his decision Sunday night.

"My father is a pastor, so to see his commitment to spirituality and how it flows through the team, I felt very comfortable in that environment," Frazier said. "To be honest, I knew I was going there when I saw the pre-game warm-up and preparation. They brought in a guest speaker to talk to the team about faith, believing in yourself, your teammates, and your mission in life."

Frazier is originally from North Carolina, but he quickly felt comfortable with the environment on campus, his future teammates, and the Texas community.

"I really felt good while I was there. I liked the students and the campus environment. I liked the community, and the players were cool and fun to hang out with," Frazier said. "Antwuan Space is the ring leader when he comes to having fun and joking around. Fabyon Harris was keeping it real and he knows what it takes to succeed. Everybody was cool. "

Frazier describes himself as a point guard first who can score and fill it up when needed. He averaged nearly 17 points and six assists a game for Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Florida. He feels he made big strides in terms of his point guard skills and transitioning from a scorer first to someone who can see the floor and get his teammates involved. The A&M staff likes his versatility to run the point, but it was important to add another guard with the ability to score when needed with Elston Turner graduating.

"Yeah, it was obvious in the game that the team relies on Elston to score a lot, so there's an opportunity for me and others to step into that role and help the team next season," Frazier said. "I like how the team tried to run and score in transition as much as possible. They want to do more of that next season when they have more athletes and scholarship players."

Frazier was widely considered the highest-rated JUCO guard still uncommitted for the spring signing period. Several services dedicated to JUCO recruiting have listed Frazier as a Top 10-15 JUCO prospect in the nation. He graduates on May 5 and will be in College Station shortly after that for summer session I classes.

The Aggies are still looking to add another guard in the spring signing period. Targets still in the mix include Keith Frazier, Kendal Yancy-Harris, Frank Booker, and Trey Dickerson.

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