Wellington alum Frazier excelling in first year in Big 10

Courtesy: University of Illinois

One of the best basketball players in Palm Beach County last year is turning into one of the best basketball players in the Big 10 now.

Wellington's Trent Frazier is excelling in his freshman season at the University of Illinois. In a loss to Wisconsin last week, the former CBS12 Athlete of the Week made 7 3-pointers, and Monday he was named the Big 10 Freshman of the Week for the second time. He is one of the favorites to win conference Freshman of the Year, averaging 12 points and 3 assists per game. Frazier has improved as the season has gone along, and he says a big part of that has been earning the confidence of his teammates.

One of the reasons that Frazier is getting a chance to prove himself, is that Illinois is not very good. They're second to last in the Big 10 with a 2-11 conference record.

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