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SMU Mustangs, Head Coach Larry Brown Land Commitment From 2013 Guard Keith Frazier

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When SMU hired head coach Larry Brown, they were hoping to hear their name mentioned more often amongst high profile, college basketball-related news.

Well, in terms of recruiting, SMU reached that point on Tuesday afternoon when 2013 guard Keith Frazier tweeted his intentions to play for the Mustangs next season. Frazier, who is a McDonald’s All-American, is the biggest addition for Brown and the Mustangs since he took over the program last off-season.

Frazier tweeted this on Tuesday afternoon:

The 6-foot-5 shooting guard is a native of Dallas, Texas and currently attends Kimball High School (TX). Frazier is the fourth commitment for Brown from the class of 2013, joining Sterling Brown, Ben Moore and Yanick Moreira.

Ironically enough, Frazier tweeted his decision from Chicago as he prepares for the McDonald’s All-American game. His decision comes just hours after fellow McDonald’s All-American, Aaron Gordon, also announced his collegiate decision. To see where Gordon committed, check the story here.

Frazier is a big-time commitment for the Mustangs, there is no denying that. He will have the ability to come right into Brown’s program and produce. SMU is making the switch to the “old” Big East (still unnamed) next season, so it’s a step up in competition from the Mustangs’ perspective.

SMU began the 2012-13 at 8-1 overall, but the Mustangs struggled the rest of the way. A 7-16 mark down the stretch wrapped up a 15-17 first season for Brown.

SMU is looking to make considerable improvements in 2013-14 and the addition of Frazier could go a long way in terms of that potential.

 

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