« DI Men’s Basketball 2012-13

Tim Frazier

School

Penn State

Position
Guard
Major
Supply Chain & Information Systems
PPG
16.3
RPG
4.5
APG
3.8

Classroom

Frazier is on schedule to graduate in May with a degree in supply chain and information systems in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business. He is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree with over a 3.1 grade-point average.

Character

Frazier is the unquestioned team leader for Penn State on and off the floor and is entering his second season as team captain. It is a role he has embraced and excelled at since the beginning of his junior season. He organizes off-season workouts, shoot arounds and games and is a vocal and commanding extension of the head coach in practice, in the locker room and in games during the season. He is one of the most respected and well liked Penn State players in recent memory, making regular appearances representing the program by speaking at community events and gatherings and in the media. He is also an outstanding member of the Penn State campus community, regularly participating in campus events and fund raisers. He serves as the basketball team’s representative to the Penn State Student Athlete Advisory Board and has been active in the Athletic Director’s Leadership Institute at Penn State the last three years.

Community

Frazier is very active in the community. He and his teammates make an annual trip to the Hershey Cancer Institute bringing gifts, encouragement and hope to adult and pediatric patients. In coordination with Penn State’s Dance Marathon, Frazier regularly hosts two pediatric cancer patients at Penn State games and functions. Frazier helped coordinate the hosting of Special Olympics athletes at Penn State practices and participated in post practice shoot arounds with them. He has served as a volunteer at the Special Olympics Pennsylvania State Summer Games and was a part of The Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts Kids Day interacting with young people from across Pennsylvania. Frazier served as Mr. Think Pink to help raise funds for the Penn State Pink Zone and has served as a judge for Penn state Homecoming the last two years.

Competition

A first team All-Big Ten, Basketball Times’ Northeast All-District and second-team NABC All-District selection in 2011-12, Frazier led the nation accounting for 58 percent of his team’s offense and was one of two players in NCAA Division I to average at least 17 points and six assists per game. He led the Big Ten in assists (6.2) while setting a Penn State season assist mark (198) and finished second in the Big Ten in scoring (18.8) and steals (2.4). He became just the third Penn State player to lead the team in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals in a season and the first to post a top 10 season in the record books in each. He ranked 14th in the NCAA in assists and still posted the seventh-best season point total in Penn State history with 602. His 19.6 ppg in conference play ranked as the fifth-best mark among major conference players as did his 17 20-point games. He has played in 97 games and started 75 entering his senior season and helped lead Penn State to the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Entering his senior year, he is 30 points shy of becoming Penn State’s 30th 1,000-point scorer and is within range of eclipsing the Lions’ career assist mark of 600.