J.J. Frazier’s status for Georgia’s NIT opener against Belmont is uncertain.
Frazier sprained his left ankle in Georgia’s 93-80 loss to Kentucky in the SEC Tournament semifinals. The injury occurred in the second half, with Frazier experiencing a lot of pain on the court. After a trip to the locker room to treat the injury, Frazier returned and was able to finish the game.
Frazier scored 19 points against the Wildcats, which came a day after his last-minute heroics to help defeat South Carolina.
Frazier is in a walking boot, with Georgia head coach Mark Fox stating he doesn’t know whether the junior guard will be able to play against Belmont. Frazier originally tweaked his ankle against South Carolina before re-injuring it against Kentucky.
If Frazier is unable to go, freshman guard Turtle Jackson would be in line for additional game time. Jackson scored a career-high 9 points against Kentucky in 15 minutes.
"I think we’ll have to see how J.J. Frazier responds to his injury, if he’s able to come back from the sprain and see if he can play," Fox said. "Obviously, Turtle did some really nice things and earned more minutes and more opportunities."