Senior Illinois guard Trent Frazier announced last week he will make use of the extra year granted by the NCAA and return to Champaign next season. The four-year Illini guard had recently declared he was hiring a NCAA authorized agent to explore the draft.
JUST IN: #Illini guard Trent Frazier returning for his senior season, giving Illinois another big boost to its backcourt follow Utah transfer Alfonso Plummer’s commitment earlier today.https://t.co/sMzwucokIh— Jeremy Werner (@JWerner247) April 17, 2021
Frazier was averaging 10.2 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.3 steals per game this past season behind Kofi Cockburn and Ayo Dosunmu. He also averaged 36 percent from deep during his senior season. Over his entire career thus far, Frazier averaged 11.4 points, 2.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game.
Frazier stands as the No. 18 all-time scorer in Illinois history with 1,434 points. He has also hit 247 three-pointers in his career with the Illini, good for No. 4 in school records, while his 166 career steals is good for No. 7 overall.
With Dosunmu gone next year, Frazier’s return offers a steady hand and reliable scorer in the backcourt for the Illini next season.