As expected, Illinois basketball has made the cut for four-star point guard Trent Frazier. Frazier previously declared he'd narrow his recruitment to eight schools on Sunday afternoon, and he followed through with those plans just moments ago. In addition to the Fighting Illini, the 6-foot-2 prospect is also considering Georgia, Memphis, Seton Hall, VCU, SMU, Kansas State, and Rhode Island.
Want to take this opportunity & say thanks to all the schools that offered me . Appreciate it, but this is my top 8 pic.twitter.com/qd5oeZlJbL— Trent (@_Trentfrazier1) July 31, 2016
Frazier, the No. 107 overall player in 247Sports' class-of-2017 composite rankings, will be taking an official visit to Champaign from August 19-22. That bodes well for the Orange and Blue, considering Frazier has twice named Illinois as his top school.
Scout recently labeled the Florida native as one of the top standouts from the second evaluation period. Based on their brief scouting report, it's easy to see why John Groce and the coaching staff have been constant fixtures at Frazier's AAU games.
Playing with Florida Elite, Frazier proved to be one of the most explosive guards in the country. He is absolutely tremendous off of ball screens, and also is a very good outside shooter.
I previously wrote about the holes in Illinois' future roster, and Frazier would be an ideal candidate to help sure up the backcourt. The Fighting Illini already have a verbal commitment from four-star combo guard and legacy recruit Da'Monte Williams, but it appears he's trending towards becoming more of a collegiate shooting guard. So Frazier would be poised to step right in and be the backup to Te'Jon Lucas.
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