Wins and losses aren't everything, especially when it comes to standing out and/or measuring success in the NBA D-League.
Still, in a guard-heavy minor league with a slew of talented backcourt players, any sort of edge can help a respective prospect rise to the top.
Tim Frazier's stat-line this season reads as a true stat-sheet stuffer. En route to flirting with a triple-double each and every night, the 24 year old is averaging 16.2 points, 8.3 assists, and 6.6 rebounds on the year. To boot, his pestering ball-pressure has been consistent as can be, resulting in an 2.2 steal average as well. He's also shooting 50% from the field as well.
Needless to say, Frazier has put forth quite an effort during this already successful campaign. One of the strongest guards on defense, the young gun is equally as assertive on the offensive end when attacking the basket and pushing the tempo in transition. His production has given way to quite the dominant start by the Red Claws to start the season.
As fate would have it, this past week was no different.
Maine ascended to a 15-3 record on the season following a 3-1 mark to close out the year of 2014. And wouldn't you know it, Frazier was there to lead the charge. He averaged 19.3 points (on 62% from the field), 9.5 assists, 7.5 rebounds, and 2 steals per contest during the week of December 28th - January 3rd. His most recent efforts were highlighted by a game-winning basket against the Westchester Knicks, too.
With the year of 2015 finally upon us, RidiculousUpside.com is pleased to introduce its new Top Prospect of the Week award. Deservingly so, Frazier happens to be our first recipient.
Just last week, Maine Red Claws' head coach Scott Morrison spoke with RU about what'll it take for Frazier to reach The Association as he continues to work hard, develop, and eventually break onto an NBA roster. Having said that, should he up this level of play, it's safe to say he'll remain on the radar for many big league teams in the weeks to come.