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Next level reality for some locals
McSwain, Frazier, Felder, Johnson among those still on the court
DJ Felder is in Ecuador playing for the team HR Portoviejo Manabi. - photo by Photo provided.

Former St. James Coastal Crew Rebels and Liberty County High School basketball player Freddie McSwain Jr., is enjoying his career at Indiana University. The junior Hoosier transferred to the Division I basketball team after excelling at Neosho County Community College his freshman and sophomore years.

Six games in McSwain is averaging 9.3 minutes per game, 2.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. It is likely McSwain will get more playing time now that he has allowed an older knee injury to fully heal.
At the University of Georgia senior shooting guard J.J. Frazier has eight gamed with eight starts and is second on the team in points scored with 115.

The former Faith Baptist Christian Academy and Glennville native was last year’s second-team All-SEC as selected by the league coaches and third-team honoree by the Associated Press. Frazier was named to the All-SEC tournament team, the only player not in the championship game to earn that recognition. Last year he started in 29 of 34 games including each of the last 28 outing for the Bulldogs and led Georgia in scoring averaging 16.9 points per game.

Among SEC statistical leaders, Frazier ranked among the top-10 in a league-high eight categories – No. 5 in assist-to-TO ratio, No. 5 in steals, No. 7 in scoring, No. 7 in assists, No. 7 in free throw percentage, No. 7 in 3-point percentage, No. 8 in 3-pointers per game and No. 10 in minutes.

Former First Presbyterian Christian Academy Highlander basketball players DJ Felder and Jordan Johnson are in Ecuador playing for the team HR Portoviejo Manabi. This is Johnson’s second season with the team and Felder’s first.
Felder played collegiate ball at Jacksonville State University. After college he played one season in the United Kingdom for the Surrey Scorchers of the British Basketball League.

Johnson, played collegiately for East Georgia State College and finished his career at Tennessee Tech.

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