Men's Basketball

Chester Frazier
Chester Frazier


Baltimore, Md.

High School:
Lake Clifton-Eastern

Last College:
Notre Dame (Mass.) Prep

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195




Illinois vs. Penn St. -- Big Ten Tournament First Round

Illinois vs. Penn St. -- Big Ten Tournament First Round


Illinois vs. Missouri

Illinois vs. Missouri

2008-09 SENIOR:
Big Ten All-Defensive Team selection ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten pick by media ... Started first 31 games of the season, leading the team and ranking eighth in the Big Ten in minutes with an average of 33.2 mpg ... Injured his hand at practice on March 11 and missed the final three games of the season ... Sixth on the team in scoring, averaging 5.7 points ... Led the Big Ten in assists with an average of 5.3 apg ... Third in the conference with an assist/turnover ratio of 2.4 ... Also led the team in steals, ranking seventh in the Big Ten with 1.4 spg ... Second on the Illini in rebounding, averaging 4.8 boards (16th in Big Ten) ... Shot 45 percent from the field (60-134) and 38 percent from 3-point range (26-68) on the season ... Scored in double figures six times on the season ... Illinois' leading scorer twice, highlighted by a season-high 14 points vs. Hawaii (Dec. 8) ... Was the Illini's leading rebounder in six games ... Tied career high with 13 rebounds at Wisconsin (Feb. 5) ... Tallied six or more assists in 14 games ... Dished out a career-high 12 assists vs. Clemson (Dec. 2) ... Equaled career high with four steals vs. Minnesota (Feb. 26) ... South Padre Island Invitational All-Tournament Team selection ... Ranks sixth on the Illinois career assists list with 484 and ninth on the school's career minutes list at 3,566.

2007-08 JUNIOR: Appeared in 34 of 35 games on the season, starting 29 times ... Led the Illini and ranked seventh in the Big Ten in minutes played, averaging 33.4 mpg ... Averaged 4.9 points on the year ... Led the Illini and ranked sixth in the Big Ten in assists with 3.6 apg ... Third on the team with average of 4.9 rebounds ... Ranked 20th in the conference and first among Big Ten point guards in rebounding ... Was the team's leading rebounder in seven games ... Ranked ninth in the conference with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.6 on the year ... Scored a season-high 19 points at Hawaii on Nov. 16 ... Had a career-high 13 rebounds vs. Wisconsin on Feb. 20 ... Scored a game-winning reverse layup against Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament Opening Round on March 13.

2006-07 SOPHOMORE: Big Ten All-Defensive Team selection ... Despite battling a number of injuries, played in all but two games on the season, starting 28 times at point guard ... Averaged 7.2 points and 4.5 rebounds in 31.5 minutes per game ... Scored in double figures 12 times on the season, led by a career-high 21 points vs. Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament Opening Round (March 8) ... Had career highs of seven field goals and five 3-pointers in that performance vs. Penn State ... Ranked fourth on the team in rebounding (4.5 rpg) and was Illinois' leading rebounder in seven games ... Fourth in the Big Ten in assists, averaging 4.5 apg ... Sixth in the league in steals, averaging 1.5 spg ... Sixth in the conference with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.8 on the year ... Pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds vs. Belmont on Dec. 17 ... Reached double figures in assists three times on the season, led by a season-high 11 assists vs. Bradley on Nov. 25 and vs. IUPUI on Dec. 6 ... Had a career-high four steals at Michigan State on Jan. 14 ... MVP of Chicago Invitational Challenge ... Hit game-winning basket with 18 seconds left vs. Miami (OH) on Nov. 24.

2005-06 FRESHMAN: Reserve point guard played in 27 games, averaging 13.4 minutes per contest ... Owned an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.4 on the season (50 assists/21 turnovers) ... Had a season-high eight assists vs. Tennessee-Martin on Dec. 30 ... Scored a season-high six points at Northwestern on Jan. 21 ... Totaled a season-high five rebounds in three games; vs. Rutgers (Nov. 26), vs. Southeast Missouri State (Dec. 28) and vs. Indiana (Feb. 19) ... Missed five games in December with a strained quadriceps muscle.

Attended Notre Dame Preparatory School in Fitchburg, Mass. as a fifth-year player during the 2004-05 season ... Coached by Bill Barton ... Averaged 16 points and seven assists ... Second-team All-Prep by ... Top-50 Prep by Hoop Scoop ... Notre Dame posted a 23-12 record, playing one of the toughest schedules in the country, and advanced to the semifinals of the NEPSAC Class A Tournament ... During the summer of 2005, traveled to Europe with the Sport Tours International All-Stars Team, ranking third on the team in scoring with an average of 10.8 points during the six-game tour.   

Attended Lake Clifton-Eastern High School, where he was coached by Herman Harried ... Averaged 16 points, eight assists, six rebounds and two steals as a senior, earning first-team All-Baltimore City/County honors and second-team All-Metro accolades by the Baltimore Sun ... Helped lead Lake Clifton-Eastern to a 19-5 record and a final ranking of 10th by the Baltimore Sun ...  Selected to play in the Charm City Challenge, an annual game featuring all-stars from Baltimore against U.S. all-stars ... Played for the Cecil-Kirk AAU program out of Maryland, coached by Anthony Lewis ... Cecil-Kirk was runner-up at the Las Vegas 2004 Main Event and won the Las Vegas 2004 National Youth Basketball Championships.

Born April 14, 1986 ... Son of Peggy Lynch and the late Chester Frazier Sr. ... Scheduled to graduate in August with a degree in recreation management ... Has three brothers and three sisters ... First Baltimore native ever to sign with the Fighting Illini ... Hobbies include playing table tennis, watching movies and reading ... Credits his brothers with most influencing his basketball career ... Favorite athlete is Detroit Pistons point guard Chauncey Billups "because he can take over a game at any time with or without scoring."  

Frazier's Career Statistics:

Year       G-GS     MIN/Avg.     FGM-A/%         3PM-A/%        FTM-A/%        OR-DR-TOT/Avg.    PF-DQ    A/Avg.     TO     B/Avg.    S/Avg.    PTS/Avg.
2005-06    27-0     363/13.4     10-48/.208      5-32/.156      9-18/.500      8-37-45/1.7       33-0     50/1.9     21     2/0.1     7/0.3     34/1.3
2006-07    33-28    1038/31.5    72-203/.355     34-106/.321    60-101/.594    50-100-150/4.5    60-0     148/4.5    81     6/0.2     48/1.5    238/7.2
2007-08    34-29    1136/33.4    57-169/.337     25-91/.275     27-52/.519     35-130-165/4.9    77-1     122/3.6    76     5/0.1     28/0.8    166/4.9
2008-09    31-31    1029/33.2    60-134/.448     26-68/.382     32-48/.667     41-107-148/4.8    39-0     164/5.3    68     9/0.3     43/1.4    178/5.7
Totals     125-88   3566/28.5    199-554/.359    90-297/.303    128-219/.584   134-374-508/4.1   209-1    484/3.9    246    22/0.2    126/1.0   616/4.9