Former Georgia Bulldogs guard J.J. Frazier worked out with the Atlanta Hawks Monday afternoon, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Frazier, a 5-foot-10, 155-pound guard, enjoyed an excellent four-year career in Athens. After freshman and sophomore seasons in which he averaged fewer than 10 points per game, Frazier upped his totals as an upperclassman to 16.9 as a junior and an impressive 18.8 as a senior.
He finished his career as the back-to-back winner of the Atlanta Tipoff Club Men’s Player of the Year for Georgia, joining Jarvis Hayes as the only other Bulldogs player to do so.
The timing of his workout portends good things to come for Frazier. With the NBA draft looming on June 22, Frazier can benefit from the new review. Teams had a lot of chances to watch him in his final season, when he led the SEC in minutes played. He also finished No. 2 in the conference in free throw percentage, No. 3 in scoring and steals, and No. 6 in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio.
Do the Hawks need Frazier for depth off the bench? He would be competing for playing time with Jose Calderon, Malcolm Delaney, Tim Hardaway Jr., and Dennis Schroder for playing time. It would seem the perfect landing spot for Frazier, who potentially could continue his career in the same state in which he has played every other phase of his basketball life.
He attended Faith Baptist Christian Academy, in Glennville, Ga., and was regarded as the top point guard in the state, averaging more than 26 points per game. At Georgia, he was named the team’s best player in his junior and senior seasons.
And now, with the Hawks expressing interest, he again could enjoy success in the Peach State.