GIRLS BASKETBALL: Toledo the first offer to Detroit Renaissance 2016 shooting guard Siyeh Frazier |
DETROIT- Renaissance has one been one of the more successful basketball programs in the state, the past 15 years or more. The Phoenix have also been a producer of top talent, and have one of the best junior guards in the state on their roster. And I'm not even talking about 2016 point guard Justin Turner, and the boys program as a whole.
The girls program has been to three state title games in the last nine years, winning it all in 2005 out of Class B. Siyeh Frazier was a major contributor on last year's 13-6 team, averaging 17 points and five rebounds per game as a sophomore. She'll return as one of the top juniors in the state, and look to add to the previous success of the Lady Phoenix program.
"I have to make my own mark at Renaissance, and make sure I play my role on my team," she said. "As far as my team, we have to work hard, and be aggressive because we're kind of small. So I'll have to play smarter, take better shots, and make better shot opportunities for my teammates."
The 5-8, 150-pound Frazier may very well be the top prospect in the city of Detroit, with her ability to score the ball, and her size. Colleges have also begun to take notice of her talents, with Toledo being the first to offer her on yesterday. She was offered at their camp on yesterday, but said it came as a little bit of a surprise to her.
"During their team camp, after my first game, the head coach told me there were two spots left in their 2016 class for recruiting, and she wanted to offer me one of them," Frazier said. "I had been in contact with them last week about another unofficial visit, but I didn't think about an offer.
"I was excited, grateful and a little surprised, but in my mind, I felt like this was just the beginning."
The Rockets program also offered several other top prospects from the state of Michigan, including Destiny Pitts (Country Day) and Deja Church (Southfield Lathrup) in the 2017 class. It may be a long shot for Toledo to land them all, but they've certainly gotten off to a good start, being the first to offer all three.
"Destiny and Deja play with me on Michigan Crossover's 16-Under team, so I know them both well," she said. "I think Toledo recognizes good players, because we all work hard on both ends of the court."
Frazier has an impressive list of others schools she has heard from, including Eastern Michigan, Oakland, Minnesota, Florida Atlantic, Kentucky, Kansas, and North Carolina. That list will be sure to grow as she continues her career at Renaissance, and is open to any school who is interested in her services.
"I want to hear more from Michigan State, or North Carolina," she said. "I just want to go as far as I can."Tweet