ATHENS — It sounds like J.J. Frazier will be available for the start of the Georgia men’s basketball season, as long as he handles “internal” punishment.
Frazier, a junior guard who started 16 games last season, was arrested in August on misdemeanor charges of driving on a suspended license and improper driving.
Coach Mark Fox reiterated Wednesday that Frazier “will be punished internally,” but wouldn’t say whether he would be suspended any games. Georgia’s season starts on Nov. 13 at home against Chattanooga.
“I don’t know. We’ll see how he reacts,” Fox said. “Maturity is an ongoing process.”
Frazier said he also didn’t know whether he would miss any games.
“I was irresponsible. Didn’t pay a speeding ticket and then I paid the price, tremendously,” Frazier said. “I really don’t know what’s going to happen, but it’s up to coach and I’ll leave it at that.”
The summer arrest was actually the second traffic-related arrest for Frazier, who was charged last year with driving without a license after being pulled over for not obeying a stop or yield sign. He was not suspended for any games for that incident.
Frazier was asked if he was making sure now he always had his license in order.
“Everything will be squared away and everything will be intact,” Frazier said.