Former Faith Baptist Christian Academy basketball player and current Georgia guard J.J. Frazier was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, according to a news release on UGA’s athletic website
The report said the announcement was made by the SEC on Monday. Frazier is the first Bulldog to garner SEC Player of the Week honors since Charles Mann won last January.
Frazier, a sophomore from Glennville, played key roles in both of Georgia’s wins last week. He scored a career-high 37 points to pace the Bulldogs’ 72-66 win at Mississippi State on Saturday. His point total was the highest individual effort by an SEC player this season and the most by a Georgia player in 23 years. He shot 7-for-7 from 3-point range, Georgia’s first perfect 3-point shooting effort since Ezra Williams made seven treys in a win over LSU in 2003.
One of his most important plays during 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 safer lead.
Last Tuesday in Athens, Frazier scored all 11 of his points in the second half, including a 3-of-4 showing on 3-pointers, as the Bulldogs overcame a six-point halftime deficit en route to a 69-64 win over Ole Miss.
The 5-foot-10, 150-pound Frazier led Georgia in rebounding in both games last week with seven boards in each contest.
Going into Tuesday’s action, the Bulldogs were 13-5 overall and 4-2 in the SEC.