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Frazier nearing a decision

Keith Frazier expressed his gratitude for being a McDonald's All American by spraying jumpers throughout practice. He also talked to 247Sports about his impending college decision.

Keith Frazier shot at a high level in Monday's practice.

Frazier, a 6-6, 190-pound shooting guard from Irving (Texas) Kimball High School, was scheduled to announce his college decision last week. Texas Tech, one of his finalist, still hadn't hired a head coach, so Frazier delayed his decision.

After practice today, Frazier admitted that whether or not Texas Tech hired interim coach Chris Walker was the key factor in whether or not he chose the Red Raiders. The breakdown by Frazier was that if Chris Walker isn't the head coach at Texas Tech then Texas Tech isn't an option.

Shortly after the post practice interview news broke that Texas Tech is expected to hire Tubby Smith. If the Tubby Smith hiring does come to fruition, SMU is in great shape.

Texas A&M is also in the mix, but SMU, as the local school, is expected to get Frazier. In fact, one of the reasons Frazier is only looking at Texas schools is that he has an eight month old son that he wants to stay close to.

Frazier noted his strong relationship with Larry Brown and the assistant coaches as well as the large amount of time he has spent on the SMU campus.

As for his play on Monday, Frazier stole the show in the East practice. Capable of being a prolific shooter, Frazier shoots with athleticism and range.

He is also working hard to round out his game around his athleticism and shooting.

"I want to improve my defense," said Frazier. "I'm trying to play harder on both ends. I'm working on my rebounding too, and you can never go wrong with ball handling.

"Everyone knows I can shoot. I'm just trying to play. But I can shoot, so I'm going to shoot."

Frazier, who is ranked in the top 40 by both 247Sports and in the 247Composite, has his stock on the rise. He also is ecstatic about being a McDonald's All American.

"I still can't believe I'm here," he said. "i'm just embracing it all. I can't describe it. I'm just so happy to be here."

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