Tim Frazier fast in the BIG 10

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One of the fastest and quickest players in the Big Ten and possessing a team-best 34-inch vertical, Frazier's blazing end-to-end speed and athleticism were on full display in a 22-point, eight-rebound, six-assist performance as Penn State ran past Michigan State to reach the Big Ten Tournament Championship game in Indianapolis last season. The wiry and explosive Frazier was instrumental in the Lions' run to the 2011 NCAA Tournament as he averaged 10 points, 5.9 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game over Penn State's final 11 games of the 2010-11 campaign while also serving as the team's top defensive stopper. With the graduation of four senior starters, including backcourt running mate Talor Battle, who left as the school's all-time leading scorer, Frazier has embraced the mantle of leadership as the Lions' lone returning starter and a veteran of every Penn State game over the last two seasons. The Academic All-Big Ten honoree owns better than a 3.2 grade-point average in supply chain and information systems management. 
"Tim is the fastest player I have ever coached and I have coached some fast players. He's faster than Kyle Lowry (Villanova) who's in the NBA now. He has to be a scoring point guard but he is also going to have to get some guys like Cam and Billy some open shots too. He is going to be our captain and we are going to have to push the ball because that is our strength and to not do so would be taking away from his strength." 
- Patrick Chambers