Penn State’s senior All Big 10 point guard Tim Frazier will miss the remainder of the 2012-2013 basketball season due to a ruptured Achilles tendon. Frazier will have surgery today. Frazier suffered the injury just minutes into Sunday’s 5th place game against Akron in the Puerto Rico Tipoff. According to PSU SID Brian Siegrist confirmed that Frazier will be eligible to apply to the NCAA for a medical redshirt following the conclusion of the season.
Frazier lead Penn State with 21.7 points and 5 assists per game through the first three contests of the season, prior to Sunday’s game. In addition to being named First Team All Big 10, Frazier was on the preseason watchlists for both the Wooden and Naismith awards.
With Frazier’s absense, the Lions will likely turn to sophomore transfer D.J. Newbill to run the point. Newbill took over for Frazier on Sunday and scored 20 points, while adding 6 rebounds and 5 assists, but struggled with Akron’s pressure, especially in the 2nd half.
Life without Frazier continues this Friday afternoon when the Lions face Bucknell at 4:30 in the Jordan Center.
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