As the free agency period has pretty much come to an end, the Los Angeles Lakers have begun looking at players to bring in for training camp. The team has already signed former Texas forward Jonathan Holmes to a partially guaranteed deal and now the team announced that they have officially signed former Florida guard Michael Frazier II to a multi-year contract.
Frazier is known as a lights-out three-point shooter as he shot over 43 percent from three-point range in his three seasons with the Florida Gators. He played on the Golden State Warriors Summer League team where he averaged 4.5 points in six contests.
The addition of Frazier gives the Lakers a total of 16 players under contract. The team has 12 guaranteed deals, to go along with the non-guaranteed contracts of Jabari Brown and Tarik Black and the two recent signings of Frazier and Holmes.
Here is the Lakers official press release below:
EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Michael Frazier to a multi-year contract, it was announced today by General Manager Mitch Kupchak. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
The 21-year-old Frazier, a 6’4’’ shooting guard, most recently played for the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 4.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 15.8 minutes per game over six contests (all starts).
In his three collegiate seasons at the University of Florida (2012-15), Frazier averaged 9.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists in 25.7 minutes per game while shooting 44.3% from the field and 43.2% from beyond-the-arc. As a sophomore in 2013-14, Frazier made 118 three-pointers (a Florida single-season record) on an impressive 44.5% clip from deep, while averaging 12.4 points and 30.5 minutes per game, playing a key role in Florida’s run to the 2014 Final Four. That season, Frazier was both an All-SEC Tournament and All-NCAA Tournament South Regional team selection, in addition to his SEC Academic Honor Roll accolades. The Tampa, FL native went undrafted as an early entry in the 2015 NBA Draft.