Meet Ryan Frazier
In second year as team co-captain in 2015-16 ... found a niche as a hard-working, defensive-minded guard who can also take a big shot when needed ... has an outgoing personality and is already a vocal leader on the floor ... solid ballhandler ... biggest immediate strength was his defense ... finishes many close games on the floor due to his defensive ability ... also a very good student who has twice been awarded an Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award ... 2014-15 winner of Patriot League Award of Outstanding Leadership and Character ... played in final 128 games of his career (only DNP was first game of freshman year).
Team leader who hit a number of big shots for the Bison ... named to Patriot League All-Defensive Team and All-Academic Team ... started all 31 games at shooting guard ... averaged 8.2 ppg, 1.6 rpg while shooting 38.4 FG%, 36.5 3FG%, 80.4 FT% ... hit career-high 31 3FGs ... scoring average was also a career best ... ranked 4th in Patriot League in FT%, 14th in 3FG% ... hit 3-4 FG and scored 8 pts. in opening-night win over Shenandoah ... had a big game vs. Wake Forest with 14 pts., 4 reb., 4 asst. ... clinched the win at Robert Morris with 4-4 FTs in final 0:10 ... also had a big defensive rebound in that stretch ... matched career high with 5 asst. at N.C. State ... tallied 20 pts. and career-high 8 reb. vs. Fairfield ... also set career highs with 8 FG and 16 FGA ... 10 pts. (3-4 FG, 2-2 3FG, 2-2 FT) vs. Navy ... scored 13 pts., including a pivotal 3FG late in the game, in a win at Army ... went 3-3 3FG and scored 9 pts. in road win over Lehigh ... hit 2 3FGs in final 6:04 to help Bucknell pull away ... tallied 11 pts., including a key bucket in the final minute that helped close out a win at Loyola ... had 11 pts. in win at Boston U., including 7-8 FT in final 3:42 ... 11 pts., 3 asst. in home win over Lafayette ... 10 pts. vs. Army West Point extended career-long streak to 5 straight double-digit scoring games ... had a huge game on his Senior Day vs. Boston U., with 16 pts. (6-11 FG, 4-7 3FG) ... set career high with 4 3FGs, including back-to-back treys just after Boston U. had cut a 14-pt. deficit to 6 ... all 8 pts. at Lafayette came at start of key 13-2 run that came on heels of Leopards’ 15-0 run ... scored 12 pts. in PL Tournament game vs. Holy Cross ... tallied 10 pts., 3 asst. at Monmouth in NIT.
Played in all 34 games with 31 starts at guard ... averaged 5.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.8 apg and played his usual strong defense ... shot 39.4 FG%, 36.7 3FG%, 75.0 FT% ... increased his scoring late in the year, with all five of his double-digit scoring performances coming in the last 12 games ... averaged 9.2 ppg in that span ... started on opening night and played a career-high 38 min. ... finished with 6 pts. and matched career high with 4 asst. in win over Marist ... 8 pts. (4-4 FT) vs. Mount St. Mary’s ... scored 9 pts. on perfect shooting (2-2 FG, 1-1 3FG, 4-4 FT) vs. Penn State ... hit a big 3FG late in the game in a win over Albany ... handed out career-high 5 asst. in home win over Army ... scored season-high 11 pts. (4-4 FG) vs. Colgate ... followed that with 8 pts. (3-5 FG), 3 asst. at Lafayette and then 11 more pts. (3-5 FG, 1-1 3FG, 4-4 FT) vs. Holy Cross ... had a huge night in a 52-51 win at Navy, setting career highs with 19 pts. (3-7 FG, 2-3 3FG, 11-13 FT), 6 reb. ... hit tiebreaking 3FG with 2:53 left, then hit clinching FT with 0:04 left after grabbing key defensive reb. ... tied career high again with 6 reb. at Army ... re-set career high with 22 pts. (7-12 FG, 1-2 3FG, 7-9 FT) vs. Lafayette in PL Tournament semifinals ... finished season with 10 pts. vs. Temple in NIT first round.
Key member of Bucknell’s backcourt ... played in all 30 games with seven starts ... averaged 4.2 ppg and 1.3 rpg ... shot 37.1 FG%, 32.5 3FG% and 73.9 FT% ... hit a big 2nd-half 3FG at Stanford on opening night ... earned first career start at Penn State and helped limit All-Big 10 guard Tim Frazier to 13 pts., 5 TOs ... matched up on Big East scoring leader D’Angelo Harrison at St. John’s and helped hold him to 12 pts. on 3-13 FG ... scored season-high 10 pts. (4-5 FG, 2-3 3FG) in 16 min. off bench in win at Kent State, and then matched that total in a victory at Boston University later in the year ... had 9 pts. at Marist ... made 3-4 FG and scored 9 pts. in win at Lafayette ... scored 8 pts., including big jumper in final minute, in 4-pt. home win over Holy Cross ... played 31 min. in start vs. Loyola and scored 8 pts. ... handed out career-high 4 asst. at Lehigh while playing career-high 33 min. ... big game at Colgate with 8 pts., 2 asst., 4 stl. ... equalled season-high with 10 pts. (4-6 FG) in win at Boston U. ... had 2 critical 3-pt. plays in final 3:02 and helped hold PL Preseason Player of Year D.J. Irving without a FG ... had 9 pts., 4 reb., 4 asst. in PL Tournament game vs. Army.
DNP on opening night, but played in every game thereafter ... averaged 16.0 minutes per game and scored 2.7 ppg ... 31 assists with only 24 turnovers ... collegiate debut came in home opener vs. George Mason ... had 2 pts., 3 asst. in 15 min. vs. GMU. ... big game in win at Niagara with 12 pts. (4-5 FG, 2-3 3FG, 2-2 FT) ... in win over Kent State had 13 pts. (5-9 FG, 2-5 3FG), 4 reb. ... scored all 11 pts. in 2nd half of win over La Salle ... career-high 28 min. vs. La Salle ... hit a big 2nd-half 3FG at Missouri ... in win at Lehigh hit a key FG on a drive to the basket late in the game and played excellent defense down the stretch ... played very well in PL championship game, particularly defensively in helping contain First Team All-PL point guard Tony Johnson ... played 22 min. vs. Butler in NCAA Tournament and converted a big 3-pt. play in the second half ... also had 3 asst., 0 TOs in that game.
Full name is Ryan Rodney Frazier ... born March 13, 1993 in Washington, D.C. ... son of Norman and Connie Frazier ... has a younger sister, Aryn ... 2012 graduate of Salisbury School in Connecticut, where he attended for two years ... team captain as a senior ... First Team All-NEPSAC Class A as a senior, Second Team as a junior ... New England Men’s Basketball Coaches Association First Team selection ... as a senior averaged 11.7 points and 3.0 assists for a 22-4 team ... team won NEPSAC Class A title ... earned championship game MVP honors after leading team to a win over Choate Rosemary Hall ... off the court, elected class Vice President, sang in the Gospel Choir and was a Harvard Prize Book winner, awarded to “the outstanding student in the next to graduating class who displays excellence in scholarship and high character, combined with achievement in other fields” ... prior to attending Salisbury School went to Blake High School in Silver Spring, Md. ... was a two-time All-Montgomery 4A selection and led Blake to the 2010 Maryland state title game ... accounting and financial management major ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2013, 2015, 2016 ... has highest GPA among Bucknell’s upperclassmen ... recorded perfect 4.0 GPA in spring 2015 semester ... selected for Bucknell Bison Leadership Academy ... earned 'Ray Bucknell Diversity Award and John F. Zeller Award at Bucknell Senior Athletics Awards Dinner.