Marist's Breyanna Frazier makes college commitment


The Marist senior sensation decided to forgo her final two college visits because she already knew where she wanted to be.

When University of Central Florida women’s basketball coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson and her staff came to Frazier’s home for a visit, Frazier knew there was something special about them as soon as they walked through the door. Once they began their pitch to Frazier, her family and Marist head coach Reggie Quinn, Frazier knew she wanted to be a part of their program.

Frazier, who was expected to make her commitment after her final two visits in September, ended all speculation and made her announcement on Wednesday that she will be joining the University of Central Florida next year to play basketball.

“I always knew I was going to UCF,” Frazier said. “When I was talking to my mom about the other visits I was planning on taking, UCF would always come up in the conversation. There was always the feeling that’s where I was supposed to be. Everything from their style of play, to how they recruited me, to how my relationship was with the coaches. I felt more at home with UCF than everything else. My heart was always with UCF.”

According to Frazier, she was planning on visiting Nebraska and Kentucky in September. Central Florida was the second of three colleges that Frazier visited, and she knew that’s where she wanted to be because she didn’t want to leave the campus.

“I Just felt at home,” Frazier said. “I felt like I wasn’t on a visit. I felt like I was a part of the team. I felt like she (Abrahamson-Henderson) was already my coach. I wanted to be a part of it. They want to win, they want to play against the best.”

Quinn agreed.

“It felt like they were a family and that’s what I wanted Breyanna to be a part of,” he said. “I wanted her to be a part of something similar to what we have here at Marist.”

Frazier, one of the premier girls basketball players in Hudson County, averaged 17.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 2.3 steals per game her junior season, and led Marist to the Hudson County Tournament semifinal.