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Branden Frazier, a 6-foot-3 guard consideredone of the top ten players in New York City, verbally committed to Hofstra Monday night.
Frazier chose Hofstra over Southern Illinois, Kent State, La Salle and Fordham.Frazier is averaging 14.7 points for Loughlin, which plays Wednesday in the CHSAA Class ‘AA’ Intersectional semifinals.
“At the end of the day, Branden decided that staying in New York would be best for his development as a player and as a person,” New Heights coach Kimani Young said by email. “[Hofstra coaches] Van Macon and Tom Pecora havedone a great job with New York City guards like Branden Frazier that have come in under the radarlike Charles Jenkins(Colonial Athletic Association Player of The Year)and Antoine Agudio(Hofstra’s all-time leading scorer). It’s a great opportunity for Branden.”
According to Young, the decision was made Monday night after he met with Frazier and his family.
“I think the decision was wearing on him,” said Young. “This frees him up so he can finish up strong with Bishop Loughlin.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.