Glennville and Tattnall County, the home of Georgia Basketball’s J.J. Frazier, will host a “J.J. Frazier Day” celebration on Tuesday, April 25.
The event will culminate with a banquet at Tattnall County High School. Frazier, one of the most popular players in the program’s history, recently completed his collegiate career after earning consensus first-team All-SEC honors and statistically ranking among Georgia’s greatest players ever.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal is scheduled to take part in the festivities, which also will feature Greg McGarity, who is Georgia’s J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics, and head coach Mark Fox, as well as local community leaders. The banquet will include the presentation of Frazier’s award as the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s State of Georgia Men’s College Basketball Player of the Year for 2017.
“We are so proud of J.J. and all of his accomplishments on and off the court,” said Chris Roessler, mayor of Glennville. “It is truly an honor to be part of this upcoming celebration for such a fine young man and great athlete.”
“The citizens of Tattnall County are very proud of J.J. Frazier and his accomplishments and contributions to the UGA basketball program,” said Jackie C. Trim, chairman of the Tattnall County Board of Commissioners. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
The banquet will be held in the high school’s cafetorium, with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. and the program to start at approximately 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 and will benefit the People Empowerment Association, a local non-profit organization with the goal of bringing a Boys and Girls Club facility to Glennville. Tickets can be purchased or reserved in Glennville at City Hall (912-654-2461) or the Chamber of Commerce (912-654-1616) or in Reidsville at the Tattnall County Chamber of Commerce (912.557-6323). In addition, tickets are available at offices of The Journal Sentinel in both Glennville (912-654-2515) and Reidsville (912-557-6761).
Frazier was named first-team All-SEC by league coaches and the Associated Press as a senior after earning second-team status from coaches and third-team recognition from the AP as a junior. He also was named to the All-District teams of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).
Frazier was selected to play in the NABC’s Reese’s College All-Star Game at the Final Four. He scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds, dished five assists and collected two steals for the East team, which defeated the West 121-90.
The 5-10, 155-pound guard etched his name throughout the program’s record books.
Frazier ranks among Georgia’s top-10 career leaders in nine statistical categories, including a school-record (and third-best in SEC history) 84.1 percent free throw percentage. He became the first Bulldog ever to have 100 assists and 50 3-pointers in three seasons and is one of three players ranked among UGA’s top-10 career leaders in points (No. 7 with 1,628), assists (No. 5 with 422) and steals (No. 10 with 164).
Frazier owns 19 top-20 season statistic efforts. Most notably, his 640 points as a senior is the fourth-best tally in 112 seasons of Georgia basketball. In addition, he set a school record by connecting on 45 consecutive free throws. That represents the second-longest streak in SEC history.
From a single-game perspective, Frazier co-holds school records for 3-point percentage (7-of-7 vs. Mississippi State) and free throw percentage (12-of-12 vs. Auburn and 13-of-13 vs. Arkansas). He is one of two Bulldogs to score 35 points or more three times – 37 vs. Mississippi State on Jan. 24, 2015; 36 vs. Kentucky on Feb. 18, 2017; and 35 vs. Georgia Tech on Dec. 19, 2015. Frazier’s 35 points against Georgia Tech represents the most ever by a Bulldog against the Yellow Jackets.