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Melvin Frazier
« on: April 02, 2015, 05:44:40 pm »

Is he visiting or is this for a tournament or something.

TeamBall#OTB @__melvinnn    3h 3 hours ago
I'll be in Arkansas tomorrow

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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 06:00:32 pm »

Real deal in the rock? Or a smaller tourney in nw ar?


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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 06:14:55 pm »

Sr's aren't playing in AAU tournaments.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2015, 06:38:05 pm »

Well, Babb leaving did clear a spot.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2015, 07:09:28 pm »

He'd really be a great fit for us, would expect him to take a season to adjust, but is definitely one of those players who could show enough flashes that he'll have a number of people calling for a breakout sophomore season.

First things first, let's get this kid on campus!
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2015, 09:16:46 pm »

He is a great athlete

Aren't he and Malik pretty good friends?
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2015, 09:36:16 pm »

I think people backed off of him because they saw him as an undersized 4 skill wise, like Qualls. But also like Qualls, and maybe earlier, he has quietly developed his skills.

Frazier is much better off the dribble than Qualls.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2015, 12:55:31 am »

He is a great athlete

Aren't he and Malik pretty good friends?
They play or played together on the Wings.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2015, 01:41:37 am »

No one noticed my comment in the the "2 or more" thread  ;)
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2015, 08:25:52 am »



He reminds me of a cross between Qualls and Ronnie Brewer.  The guy has tons of potential. 


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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2015, 08:52:40 am »

What are the chances he signs with the Hogs?
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2015, 09:19:25 am »

If our staff hasn't reached out to Frazier recently, they really need to. Perfect fit for our system, and hopefully can be plugged in right behind Qualls for his first year.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2015, 10:56:24 am »

If our staff hasn't reached out to Frazier recently, they really need to. Perfect fit for our system, and hopefully can be plugged in right behind Qualls for his first year.
We want Frazier. I do not think Frazier knows if he has qualified yet, though.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2015, 01:28:40 pm »

We want Frazier. I do not think Frazier knows if he has qualified yet, though.

Let me be the first...

Down goes Frazier!
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2015, 02:04:11 pm »

I also heard that he has not qualified.   Wonder if that is the issue?  Those that have watched him play is his skills more like Qualls or Harris?
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2015, 02:05:48 pm »

I also heard that he has not qualified.   Wonder if that is the issue?  Those that have watched him play is his skills more like Qualls or Harris?

Poor man's Sonny Weems? His leaping and dunking is more like Weems, but his shooting skills aren't that refined yet.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2015, 02:08:15 pm »

I also heard that he has not qualified.   Wonder if that is the issue?  Those that have watched him play is his skills more like Qualls or Harris?

He's like a black Wes Welker.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2015, 02:20:37 pm »

My biggest question is his height.  Have seen it listed anywhere from 6'4" to 6'7".
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2015, 02:25:17 pm »

My biggest question is his height.  Have seen it listed anywhere from 6'4" to 6'7".

From watching his videos, I'm guessing he is the exact same height as Qualls.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2015, 06:13:10 pm »

I have watched a lot of highlights on him....can he shoot....at all? All I see him do is dunk or lay it in.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2015, 06:19:34 pm »

I have watched a lot of highlights on him....can he shoot....at all? All I see him do is dunk or lay it in.

I'd say he's where Qualls was his Senior season at  Huntington High. Developing a better shot is fixable.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2015, 08:27:17 pm »

I have watched a lot of highlights on him....can he shoot....at all? All I see him do is dunk or lay it in.

He shoots in this one

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KDUHKwWR7F0
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2015, 09:13:35 pm »

My biggest question is his height.  Have seen it listed anywhere from 6'4" to 6'7".

He looks taller than 6'4", easily.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2015, 10:55:40 pm »

Frazier played with Elfrid Payton Elite tonight against the Wings. He's 6'5-6'6. His game is similar to Qualls at the same stage, although his ball skills and are a little ahead. He's also more fluid than Qualls. Just like Qualls, though, he's spent a lot of his HS career playing around the paint, but expanded more into a wing this past year.

He looked good tonight. Reportedly waiting on test score. I'd take him in a heartbeat.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2015, 11:01:51 pm »

RazorAg, do you have a sense of where the Hogs stand with him if he gets an adequate test score?
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2015, 11:02:33 pm »

Just came from The Warmup tournament.  Melvin Frazier was playing for Elfrid Payton Elite.  I was pretty close to the court and got to see him standing next to other players, particularly Malik Monk, because he was guarding him most of the time, and he's about 2 inches taller than Monk, so if Monk is 6'3 then Frazier is around 6'5.

I was really impressed with what I saw from Frazier, you don't realize how athletic he is until you really see him play in person, he was doing some spectacular dunks just doing warmups.  I can't really think of a player to compare him to, Michael Qualls would probably be the closets thing I can think of, although difference between him and Qualls, he gets most of his baskets under the basket on rebounds, putbacks, and operating under the basket.  He can step out and hit a 3, but it wasn't all that accurate from what I could see.  But, as far as athleticism and ability to run the floor he's on par with Qualls.

With all that said, him playing in a AAU tournament in April, likely means he won't be playing D1 college ball next year.  I could be wrong on that, but I've rarely heard of a senior that's about to sign playing AAU ball.  I will ask around and see if anybody knows his status for this year.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2015, 11:02:57 pm »

Frazier played with Elfrid Payton Elite tonight against the Wings. He's 6'5-6'6. His game is similar to Qualls at the same stage, although his ball skills and are a little ahead. He's also more fluid than Qualls. Just like Qualls, though, he's spent a lot of his HS career playing around the paint, but expanded more into a wing this past year.

He looked good tonight. Reportedly waiting on test score. I'd take him in a heartbeat.

LOL, beat me to it.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2015, 11:33:51 pm »

RazorAg, do you have a sense of where the Hogs stand with him if he gets an adequate test score?

No, not at this time
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« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2015, 06:22:16 am »

We can hope that he is showcasing his talents for someone on the coaching staff. I imagine CMA is at the Final Four.
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« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2015, 07:21:35 am »

We can hope that he is showcasing his talents for someone on the coaching staff. I imagine CMA is at the Final Four.

I believe I heard Marcus on the radio say no coaches from any schools will be at the warmup. That being said the Arkansas coaches have seen Frazier a lot.

Dudley twitted after the game that Frazier is waiting on a test score to be eligible
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« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2015, 10:47:27 am »

I believe I heard Marcus on the radio say no coaches from any schools will be at the warmup. That being said the Arkansas coaches have seen Frazier a lot.

Dudley twitted after the game that Frazier is waiting on a test score to be eligible


Right, no coaches at this weekend's event.
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« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2015, 11:54:24 am »

Here's an article posted this morning on Frazier's recruitment.  He has us in his top 4, but still awaiting his ACT scores.

http://www.madehoops.com/news_article/show/499708?referrer_id=
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2015, 12:32:12 pm »

Jesus, this kid can jump out the gym.
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« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2015, 03:16:19 pm »

I bet he's ours if his scores qualify him
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« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2015, 10:25:09 pm »

Lots of kids at his level are good dunkers.  Does he have a good outside game??  Handles?  Can he blow by anyone and get his own shot? 



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« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2015, 10:31:27 pm »

Watching that last mix tape, he is clearly ahead of where Qualls was at the same point.  I would really like to add this kid!
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« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2015, 11:18:55 pm »

Mixtape from this weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aKOkOwQSPA

Woww.  I think while Qualls is the better dunker overall because he either jumps higher or has longer arms, Melvin does do some dunks I don't think Qualls can do like the between the legs and behind the back.  Really hope he qualifies and comes to arkansas.
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« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2015, 11:56:28 pm »

Lots of kids at his level are good dunkers.  Does he have a good outside game??  Handles?  Can he blow by anyone and get his own shot?

How many kids you see dunking like that in high school?  I've seen a lot of high school games, and seeing him in person his athleticism is pretty impressive, he can jump out of the gym.  To answer the other questions his outside game is "ok", he threw up a couple bad shots from what I seen but made a a few as well.  I don't know how his high school stats, but I would assume he's a 30 something percent 3 point shooter. And he does have the handles to drive past people, you can see a couple of those in the mixtape.  And not trying to say he's Malik Monk or anything,  I think his ranking of lower tier 4-star is about accurate, probably a 4-year player.  He would be a good get in this late period IMO.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2015, 12:47:25 am »

My little granddaughter watched the tape sitting in my lap.  She said he is a very good backit-ball man.
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« Reply #40 on: April 06, 2015, 08:56:17 am »

How many kids you see dunking like that in high school?  I've seen a lot of high school games, and seeing him in person his athleticism is pretty impressive, he can jump out of the gym.  To answer the other questions his outside game is "ok", he threw up a couple bad shots from what I seen but made a a few as well.  I don't know how his high school stats, but I would assume he's a 30 something percent 3 point shooter. And he does have the handles to drive past people, you can see a couple of those in the mixtape.  And not trying to say he's Malik Monk or anything,  I think his ranking of lower tier 4-star is about accurate, probably a 4-year player.  He would be a good get in this late period IMO.

If he makes the grades, I think Arkansas has a legit shot at him. Seeing what Michael Qualls has been able to do here has to be enticing for him, as well as this being a winning basketball program again.
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Re: Melvin Frazier
« Reply #41 on: April 06, 2015, 09:34:41 am »

My little granddaughter watched the tape sitting in my lap.  She said he is a very good backit-ball man.

Better analysis than most of this board.
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« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2015, 09:50:06 am »

Lots of kids at his level are good dunkers.  Does he have a good outside game??  Handles?  Can he blow by anyone and get his own shot?

Qualls had none of the qualities you require coming out of highschool.

You can't teach tall and you can't teach athleticism. You can teach the game though.
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« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2015, 11:41:06 am »

Qualls had none of the qualities you require coming out of highschool.

You can't teach tall and you can't teach athleticism. You can teach the game though.

I'm not sure you can teach shooting, either.  I think you can help a kid improve his shot, but the ability to shoot the ball is God given as well.
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« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2015, 11:44:58 am »

I'm not sure you can teach shooting, either.  I think you can help a kid improve his shot, but the ability to shoot the ball is God given as well.

From Qualls' junior year in high school til now, he has improved his shot incredibly.

Portis shot the ball from under his chin in high school.
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« Reply #46 on: April 06, 2015, 12:20:25 pm »

From Qualls' junior year in high school til now, he has improved his shot incredibly.

Portis shot the ball from under his chin in high school.

Like I said, you can help a kid improve his shot.

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« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2015, 12:30:36 pm »

My little granddaughter watched the tape sitting in my lap.  She said he is a very good backit-ball man.
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« Reply #48 on: April 09, 2015, 09:34:24 am »

The comparisons to Qualls are all athleticism based. Frazier is much more fluid and has far better ball handling skills from all of the videos I've seen. Really hope he nails the ACT and we get this kid on board. Looks like his ceiling is very high.
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« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2015, 10:39:56 am »

The comparisons to Qualls are all athleticism based. Frazier is much more fluid and has far better ball handling skills from all of the videos I've seen. Really hope he nails the ACT and we get this kid on board. Looks like his ceiling is very high.
That's the best description of the difference that I've seen: fluid. Qualls still looks awkward handling the ball (that might just be his 6'11" wingspan at work though) and Frazier looks like he is much more in control of the ball.
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