4-Star SG Keith Frazier Delays College Announcement

Ben ChodosCorrespondent IIMarch 27, 2013

Photo courtesy of 247 Sports
Photo courtesy of 247 Sports

Keith Frazier has decided not to commit to Texas Tech just yet as he continues to weigh his options.

UPDATE: Thursday, Mar. 28, at 12;44 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Keith Frazier has not committed to Texas Tech and has pushed his commitment date back, according to ESPN's Reggie Rankin.

'I just want to be 100 percent sure. I only want to make this decision once,' Frazier said. 

Frazier also noted he may decide sometime after the McDonald's All American Game on April 3. The senior has narrowed his choices to Texas A&M, Texas Tech and SMU.

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The Texas Tech basketball program has seen better days, but the team just got a massive boost as 4-star recruit Keith Frazier is expected to announce his commitment to the Red Raiders tomorrow.

Pete Christy of KCBD, an NBC affiliate in Lubbock, Texas, reported the following on Frazier’s decision:

McDonald's All-American Keith Frazier will officially announce his college plans between either Texas Tech or SMU tomorrow at 3 p.m. However, sources at Texas Tech confirm to KCBD NewsChannel 11 Sports that Frazier is expected to announce his commitment to the Red Raiders tomorrow. We're told Frazier called Texas Tech officials today and verbally committed to the Red Raiders. 

247 Sports ranks the 6’5” shooting guard as the 37th-best player in the nation, and the eighth-best player at his position in the 2013 recruiting class.

While he flashes the ability to hit shots from shocking range, he also has the ability to dominate a game in other areas. As the Dallas Morning News’ Corbett Smith notes, Frazier averaged LeBron James-like numbers in his senior year, putting up 23.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game. 

He is also an efficient shooter, and drained 42 percent of his shots from three-point range, according to Corbett.

During his three years at Kimball High School in Dallas, he led his team to state titles in 2011 and 2012, and it finished as the runner-up this year. 

His leadership and exceptional talent will make him a hugely important addition for Texas Tech, which went through an extremely rough season.

Billy Gillespie resigned in September amid controversy and health issues, leaving interim head coach Chris Walker to try and salvage the season. He wasn’t able to do this, and the Red Raiders finished with an overall record of 11-20, while going just 3-15 in the Big 12. 

But the school saw enough positive signs from Walker to keep him on board while firing the rest of the staff. 

The future of the program is still uncertain, but Frazier’s impending commitment is the most positive sign coming from the Texas Tech basketball team in a long time.