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25 April 2007


Fraser plays perfect game for "U Park It Pistons"

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
4/25/2007 01:21:00 PM

Jason Fraser scored 32 points on a perfect 11-11 shooting performance to lead his team to victory this week in New Zealand's National Basketball League.

Fraser, the once highly-touted prospect at Villanova, played arguably his best game since his high school days to pace the "U Park It Waikato Pistons" in a 106-99 win over the much-feared TET Taranaki Mountain Airs -- on the road, no less.

Fraser also had 11 rebounds.

Fraser had arrived on Villanova's campus in 2002 along with future stars Randy Foye, Allan Ray, and Curtis Sumpter, and was expected to be the best player by far of that group. Unfortunately, a failure to develop in the college game and several knee injuries limited Fraser's effectiveness in four disappointing years on the Main Line.

Fraser now appears healthier, and is averaging 7.7 points and 7.8 rebounds for the year in the NBL, according to Basketball New Zealand.


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12 Comments:

At 4:06 PM, April 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come I didn't hear about this on SportsCenter?

 
At 6:25 PM, April 25, 2007, Blogger Pete said...

You probably missed the lead... they devoted the opening 5 minutes to this.

 
At 6:39 PM, April 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with Fraser, but I was told from one of the basketball players that Bilal Benn is transfering and won't be with us next year. Wasn't sure if you heard this yet!

 
At 7:20 PM, April 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take issue with the line, "Unfortunately, a failure to develop in the college game and several knee injuries limited Fraser's effectiveness in four disappointing years on the Main Line.". The reason Frasier failed to develop was because of his injuries. He was never healthy enough to improve. This line makes it sound like there was no correlation between his failure to develop and his knee injuries.

 
At 7:25 PM, April 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sometimes I feel like letsgonova is written by a Georgetown fan because they rag on nova players so much. Those grades are always painful to read (especially Will Sheridan's)

 
At 8:36 PM, April 25, 2007, Blogger Pete said...

@7:20
His injuries were certainly part of the reason he failed to develop, but in my opinion they were not the only reason.

@6:39
Haven't heard anything more than substantial than rumors regarding Benn yet... so stay tuned I guess.

 
At 8:40 PM, April 25, 2007, Blogger Pete said...

@7:25 PM

I've always said that my grading system tries not to be "inflationary," which means that a "C" is a neutral, average grade. Many readers would look at a "C" given to a player and assume it was negative. Not so.

 
At 11:36 PM, April 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tyreke
http://www.philly.com/dailynews/sports/20070426_Evans_has_basketball_world_in_his_hands.html

 
At 11:36 PM, April 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.philly.com/dailynews/sports/20070426_Evans_has_basketball_world_in_his_hands.html

 
At 11:39 PM, April 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...


Tyreke
think i got it this time

 
At 11:45 PM, April 26, 2007, Blogger Pete said...

great story... I was going to do a write up on it tonight... still may do one.

 
At 8:27 AM, January 17, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete is an ass

 

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