Frasor returns from Chapel Hill

Frasor returns from Chapel Hill

Bobby Frasor is back in Chicago after his unofficial visit to North Carolina. He met with the coaches, the players, the academic advisors and toured the campus. By all accounts the visit went well, but there was no commitment. Since Frasor himself isn't tipping his hand, <I>Inside Carolina</I> spoke with several other people connected with his recruitment.

Mike Mullins was only willing to go as far as to say that North Carolina would certainly be among Frasor's finalists, but one coaching staff was ready to announce the Tar Heels as the eventual winners of the Frasor sweepstakes – and another source said that "UNC is Frasor's to lose."

Frasor concluded his one-day unofficial visit to Chapel Hill on Monday without a commitment, according to his mother, and will head to his area lakehouse later this week, where he and his family will contemplate whether the 6-2 Brother Rice (Ill.) High combo guard is ready to make a decision – or just announce the three or four schools who will sweat it out for his commitment.

"He finished his final exams before he left for the Tournament of Champions," said Mullins, the head coach of the Illinois Wolves. "He's planning on taking a couple of days and then making a decision whether to pick a school or at least trim it down to three or four."

According to a source close to the situation, it's likely that Frasor would select UNC, Stanford, Marquette and Michigan State – if he cuts it to four. Frasor has already taken officials to both Stanford and Marquette. That same source said that if Frasor makes a decision in the next week, the Tar Heels clearly have the inside track.

The coaching staff of one of the eight finalists went so far as to tell IC that they are ready to concede Frasor to North Carolina.

"I think it's safe to say that North Carolina is near the top of his list," Mullins added. "They'll definitely be one of his finalists."

Frasor had another big-time weekend at the TOC, which followed up a spectacular showing at the Kingwood Classic in late April in which Tar Heels coach Roy Williams got a good look at the tough, hard-nosed, versatile backcourt star – and subsequently offered him a scholarship the following day.

Frasor stepped up even more on the offensive end in The Triangle, finishing second in the tournament in scoring at 30.4 points per game.

"Something will happen later in the week," Bob Frasor, his father, said. "It might be a decision or it could be where the list gets trimmed to two or three schools.

"We're just going to get together as a family and sit down and talk about it."


Dave Telep contributed to this report.

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