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UTEP men’s basketball secures George Mason transfer Otis Frazier III

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EL PASO, Texas - The UTEP men’s basketball team has snagged George Mason transfer Otis Frazer III, head coach Joe Golding announced Friday.

A brief profile on Frazier III and a quote from Golding follow below.

Otis Frazier III



George Mason

Buckeye, Ariz.

Two-year letter winner for George Mason who appeared in 34 games … provided 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds per game  in 8.0 minutes per contest … shot 49.3 percent from the floor, including 57.5 percent (23-40) during the 2021-22 campaign … tallied nine points in nine minutes against Morgan State (11/14/21) … contributed six points on 3-4 shooting to go along with six rebounds at Massachusetts (1/30/22) … scored eight points on a perfect 4-4 effort in 12 minutes at VCU (2/23/22) … contributed six points and five rebounds while logging 24 minutes of action at La Salle (2/5/22) …  provided four points, four rebounds and a career-high three steals against Navy (12/7/21) … registered 10 points (5-8) and six boards in 30 minutes of playing time at VCU (2/20/21) … recorded five points in 11 minutes at St. Bonaventure (1/30/21) … pitched in six points and four rebounds in 13 minutes vs. Davidson (3/5/21) … played prep ball at Mt. Zion Prep, helping it to a top-10 ranking in the national Prep Coaches Poll in 2020 … averaged 15 points, five boards, three assists and two steals in the 2020 National Prep Tournament, which included a win against No. 8 Sunrise Christian … also aided the Warriors in locking up victories against No. 3 Hargrave Military Academy and No. 10 St. Thomas More … spent four years at Buckeye Union HS in Arizona, leading the school to the Arizona Class 4A semifinals in 2018.

“Otis gives us a big, physical wing that we were looking for. He played at George Mason for two years and also played at Mt. Zion, which is one of the best prep schools in the country. He’s from Phoenix so he’s closer to home. We love his physicality, toughness, motor and his ability to attack the rim.”

UTEP head coach Joe Golding

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