About Melvin Frazier
Melvin Frazier is an athletic, gifted defender and improving jump shooter who showed marked improvement across the board in each of his three college seasons. A consensus top-200 prospect in the high school class of 2015, Frazier saw steady minutes off of Tulane’s bench as a freshman, but began to break out as a sophomore. Showed budding scoring ability and a knack for disruptive on-ball defense early in his career, but really came into his own as a junior making significant strides as a jump shooter. Averaged 15.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game to earn AAC Most Improved Player and All-AAC Second Team honors.
- Measured 6’6 in shoes with a tremendous 7’1.75 wingspan and 198-pound frame at the 2018 NBA Draft Combine. Has solid size for a wing with great length, terrific quickness, and explosive leaping ability. Would benefit from getting stronger to help reach his defensive potential.
- Played a significant role doing a little bit of everything for the Green Wave who went 14-17 last season. Scored most prolifically pushing the ball and running the wings in transition, but also made set shots at a strong clip and found success posting up smaller guards and making hustle plays inside. Got some opportunities to operate out of ball screens, but is still early in his development as a shot creator.
- Was among the most disruptive defenders in college basketball last season. Speed really shines on the ball and when he is chasing shooters off the line. Allowed just 0.667 points per Isolation possession[23rd percentile] and 0.794 points per Spot Up possession[23rd percentile]. Extremely quick to loose balls and in the passing lanes. Plays with a lot of pride and energy. Aggressive to a fault at times, but locked up a number of talented scorers throughout the season. Figures to be able to guard multiple positions in the NBA, potentially at a very high level as he gets stronger.
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Ranked 8th among wings