A day after Plant basketball standout Michael Frazier met new coach Michael Slonaker with the rest of the returning Panthers, the University of Florida commitment's dad said the family has made no decision on his immediate future.
But the elder Frazier's job might weigh heavily in the choice. On Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Michael Frazier, senior pastor at First United Methodist Church of Tampa, told the Times he'll be relocating to a congregation in Clearwater.
"We've got a lot of things we are considering right now," the elder Frazier said.
"We haven't made a decision one way or the other. Currently he is at Plant; that's where his intentions are to be. However, due to my career there's a possibility I may be relocating myself."
Frazier, who averaged nearly a double-double (29.7 ppg, 9.7 rpg) last season and has been Hillsborough County's top scorer each of the last two years, committed to Florida last August. With 1,902 career points, he would appear to have an excellent shot at breaking Russell Evans' alltime county scoring mark (2,540) should he stay at Plant.
Slonaker, hired over 17 other applicants to replace veteran Mike Phillips, spent last season at Bishop McLaughlin -- his first as a prep head coach. The elder Frazier said his son described the meeting with the new coach as pleasant.
"I think in what (the younger Frazier) said to me, right now it's too early to tell (about how player and coach will mesh) because they haven't had a chance to develop any kind of chemistry or relationship," Rev. Frazier said.