Freshman guard Frazier arrested on misdemeanor traffic charges

semerson@macon.comMarch 24, 2014 

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Georgia guard J.J. Frazier (30) steals the ball from Kentucky center Dakari Johnson (44) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


ATHENS - J.J. Frazier, a freshman guard for the Georgia men's basketball team, was arrested and jailed on two misdemeanor driving-related charges on Sunday night.

Frazier was charged with driving without a license after being pulled over on a traffic charge by Athens-Clarke County police. He was also charged with not obeying a stop or yield sign.

Both charges are misdemeanors. A native of Glennville, a town in southeast Georgia, Frazier was released from jail at 1:23 a.m., according to the jail web site.

Frazier, who is listed at 5-foot-10 and 140 pounds in the arrest report, emerged late this season as a key player off the bench. He appeared in 30 games this year, averaging 3.7 points, and was third on the team with 23 made 3-pointers.

He is expected to step into a larger role as a sophomore, sharing time more with starting point guard Charles Mann; head coach Mark Fox said Saturday he would try to play Mann and Frazier together more next season.

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