Like the great heavyweight champ with the same last name, Otis Frazier III proved that he was willing to go toe-to-toe with the nation’s best throughout the ’19-’20 season.
Whether he was leading Mt. Zion to a rugged road win over Hargrave, showcasing his all-around repertoire in a victory over St. Thomas More at the 2020 NPSI in Providence or putting the Warriors on his back for stretches to defeat Cushing and Sunrise Christian in the National Prep Championship, Frazier's star shined brightest when his squad needed him most.
The 6’7” wing comes equipped with a hungry pitbull’s mentality, freakish defensive instincts that consistently turn open passing lanes into momentum-changing turnovers and the type of violent bounce that allows him to finish well-above the rim on the break or in traffic. If that wasn’t enough, Frazier III has shown a penchant for playing his best ball on the biggest stages.
Frazier III averaged 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals over the last 3 games of his prep career at the 2020 National Tournament. But numbers in the box score can't accurately describe the type of impact Frazier III had on Mt Zion’s success this season. His willingness to take the biggest shots without selfishly forcing the issue, while defending the opposing team’s best offensive player, remained unbreakable until the final buzzer sounded at Conn College.
Bottom Line: Otis Frazier III is the type of player that you love to go to war with and the type of relentless, rugged MFer that you hate playing against. Regardless of how you personally choose to define his game, the word WINNER has to be included!
Frazier III currently holds scholarship offers from Hofstra, UMass, Fairfield, Long Beach State and Hartford. His versatile skillset and unflappable self-confidence has helped him develop into the type of prospect who can make an immediate impact -in one way or another- at the highest level of D1 ball.