Tulane’s Melvin Frazier Staying In NBA Draft

Having initially entered the 2018 NBA draft process without an agent, Tulane prospect Melvin Frazier has decided to keep his name in this year’s draft pool, as he tells ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. Frazier will sign with Thad Foucher of Wasserman Media Group for representation.

By hiring Foucher, Frazier will forgo his NCAA eligibility for his senior year. When he first announced his decision to test the draft waters in March, the 6’6″ swingman indicated that getting his degree means “a lot” to him, which is one reason he was still weighing whether to sign with an agent.

“Early on, I just wanted to take time and focus on finishing my semester,” Frazier told ESPN today. “After taking time to look at everything and talking with my family, I just feel like my time is now. I’m ready to get to work and take this next step. Looking forward to this next chapter of my life!”

In his junior year in 2017/18, Frazier averaged 15.9 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.9 APG, and 2.1 SPG in 34.4 MPG for Tulane, with an impressive shooting line of .556/.385/.712. He’s currently the No. 30 prospect on ESPN’s big board, and was projected to be an early second-round pick in Givony’s latest mock draft at ESPN.com.

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