Before totally closing the doors on the 2012 recruiting cycle, Georgia's basketball program got its first commitment toward 2013 on Friday morning in the form of J.J. Frazier, a lightning-quick 5-foot-9 in-state point guard.
Frazier's commitment was confirmed by Matthew Sellars, his coach at Faith Baptist Christian Academy in Ludowici, Ga.
Sellars said Frazier was receiving interest from schools like Clemson, Virginia, American, Wofford and Jacksonville, but that the youngster's mind was made up when he was offered this week by UGA.
"But he's interesting in a being a Dog," Sellars said of Frazier. "He grew up in Georgia, and he's a Georgia boy."
Frazier, who hails from Glennville, Ga., plans to sign in November with UGA.
He is averaging more than 27 points per game this season for his school team, which played recently in Marietta, Ga., at an event that UGA coach Mark Fox attended and scouted Frazier.
According to Sellars, Frazier leads the team in every statistic except blocked shots. Sellars said Frazier has grown more recently and is "just coming into his own, really."
"He's the fastest kid you've ever seen," Sellars said. "Every team we play against, pretty much no one can handle him. He's just explosive. He likes to shoot the 3 and can take it to the basket."