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Tampa's Michael Frazier II named SEC Freshman of the Week



Florida guard Michael Frazier II has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week.

Frazier, of Tampa, averaged nine points, two rebounds and an assist in the Gators' victories over Kentucky and at Auburn this past week.

Against Auburn, Frazier had a career-high 18 points on six 3-point field goals - missing just one 3-point attempt in the game.

His offensive game has flourished over the past several weeks, and Florida coach Billy Donovan said Monday Frazier is improving defensively as well.

"He’s getting better,'' Donovan said. "He still has some lapses in the game sometimes where I’d like to see him be a little better. He’s getting better. There’s a newness there. Sometimes he doesn’t quite see things developing like maybe some of the older guys do, and he’s maybe a step late, or he gets bumped, or he’s not paying attention, he’s not in the right position, and then sometimes he gets hurt. But he’s getting better."

Donovan said Frazier's willingness to learn and take instruction has been key to his development this season.

"The one thing that’s great about Mike is he’s really coachable,'' Donovan said. "He allows me to get on him, he allows the coaches to push and drive him. He wants to get better, he wants to learn. And I think because of that attitude, his learning curve to get better is probably a lot further along than a lot of younger guys."

[Last modified: Monday, February 18, 2013 2:09pm]


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