Illinois' Trent Frazier makes decision on 2021-22 basketball season
Trent Frazier is going to stick around Illinois for one more season.
Saturday afternoon, the guard announced that he will be taking advantage of the NCAA’s additional year of eligibility to play one more season in Champaign. It’s big news for the Fighting Illini, who have lost star Ayo Dosunmu to the NBA Draft and Adam Miller to the transfer portal.
Frazier played a vital role in Illinois’ tremendous success last season, averaging 10.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He was also named to the B1G All-Defensive Team.
— Trent (@_Trentfrazier1) April 17, 2021
Frazier has played in 126 career games for the Fighting Illini over the last four seasons, making 107 starts. Last season, he started in all 31 games for Illinois.
Over his four-year career, Frazier is averaging 11.4 points, 2.6 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. He’s scored over 1,400 points and ranks 18th all-time on Illinois’ scoring list.
Illinois re-emerged as a college basketball power during the 2020-21 season. The team finished with a 24-7 record and a 16-4 mark in B1G play. Despite having more wins than any team in the conference, Michigan was still named the outright winner of the B1G regular season title with a 14-3 mark. The Illini were 16-4.
Frazier played well during Illinois’ B1G Tournament title run, scoring 27 points over three games, dishing out 12 assists and grabbing 6 rebounds.