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Illinois senior guard Trent Frazier declares for NBA draft
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Illinois senior guard Trent Frazier declares for NBA draft

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Illinois senior guard Trent Frazier (1) declared for the NBA Draft on Friday. 

CHAMPAIGN — Fighting Illini senior Trent Frazier announced on his social media accounts Friday that he is declaring for the NBA Draft. He plans to sign with an NCAA approved agent in order to maintain eligibility for the additional season of competition opportunity.

Frazier has had a storied career with the Illini, starting 108 of 126 games. He totaled 1,434 points to rank 19th on the school's all-time scoring list. He also is the No. 4 3-point shooter in school history with 247 treys and No. 7 in career steals with 166.

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Frazier earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Defensive Team and received honorable mention all-conference honors this past season. He was the Illini's third-leading scorer, averaging 10.2 points, while leading the team in 3-pointers (55) and steals (39). He scored in double figures 14 times, highlighted by a season-high 24 points in the victory over No. 7 Iowa (1/29) and 22 points in the blowout win at No. 2 Michigan (3/2).

Frazier helped lead Illinois to a 24-7 record, including a 16-4 mark in conference play followed by the Big Ten Tournament championship. The Illini earned an NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed and set a school record by defeating six top-10 teams during the season. Illinois finished the year at No. 4 in KenPom, the second-highest rating in program history.

Frazier emerged on the scene as a rookie, earning 2018 Big Ten All-Freshman Team and honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades. He was second on the team in scoring at 12.5 points per game, the sixth-highest average by an Illini freshman. He set his career high with 32 points against Wisconsin (2/8/18), the No. 4 single-game UI freshman scoring performance, and set his career high with seven 3-pointers against the Badgers and Iowa (1/11/18).

Frazier averaged a career-best 13.7 points as a sophomore, once again garnering honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition. He made 80 treys to rank ninth on the Illini single-season list and set a season-high with 30 points at Minnesota (1/30/19). He then averaged 9.1 points as a junior, helping the Illini to a 21-10 record and final ranking of No. 21.

Contact Matthew Flaten at (217) 421-6968. Follow him on Twitter: @MattFlaten


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