There’s a great read over at Blue White Illustrated about how overlooked Tim Frazier has been this year just because Penn State’s sitting in the B1G basement. Too be honest, we knew Frazier was good and that he has been carrying this team, but we had no idea he was getting shafted by the Big Ten the way that he has been all year.
If you don’t believe us, just check out the article here. Do it.
The story basically says that even though Frazier does everything for the Nittany Lions, no matter how bad they are, he’s not getting the cred he deserves. Out of the 16 times the Big Ten has announced the Players of the Week, Frazier’s name has been called zippie times.
Here’s what Patrick Chambers had to say about Frazier, who hopefully comes back next year for his senior season:
“If you look statistically at what he’s done for this team and how much he means for this team, I think that’s what it’s supposed to be – what that one player means to their team.
“After playing Michigan State, I would probably say Draymond Green would be Player of the Year and Tim would be very close to it. We can’t forget about Jared Sullinger and Jordan Taylor. They’re great players, but Tim should be in the conversation. It’s disappointing that he’s not talked about more.”
It’s great to hear a coach back one of his players on such a political topic. And Chambers was right, Green probably will be the Player of the Year, and Sullinger is a pretty damn good sophomore, but Frazier means more to his team, and really, as a guard, has done more than the two forwards in question.
Frazier is second in the B1G, averaging 18.7 points per game, and he ranks 28th in the nation (that includes stat happy schools like Weber State and Creighton). Green and Sullinger average 16.1 and 16.8 respectively, on much higher scoring offenses.
Frazier’s season high is only 30 points but he’s surpassed 20 points in a game 15 times; that’s nearly double the times eight times Green and Sullinger have dropped 20. Plus, Frazier leads the Lions in every category…even rebounding. And he’s averaging 6.3 assists and 2.2 steals.
Yet somehow he’s averaging ZERO awards. We’re telling you, you’ve got to read this.