Reports: Florida’s Michael Frazier declares for NBA Draft

Michael Frazier, left, was limited to 26 games this past season because of an ankle injury.

Kim Klement

Florida junior guard Michael Frazier II is declaring for the NBA Draft, according to multiple reports.

Frazier, who averaged 12.1 points and 4.1 rebounds for the Gators this past season, saw the team post its first losing season (16-17) and first non-20-win campaign since 1997-98, Billy Donovan’s second year in Gainesville. Frazier missed seven games because of a high ankle sprain but was able to return for the team’s final three games.

A source told the Associated Press that Frazier is expected to sign with an agent and go through the draft process without considering a return to school.

A two-year starter and one of the top 3-point shooters in the Southeastern Conference, Frazier was second on the team in scoring this season. He made 57 of 150 shots (38 percent) from behind the arc. He also shot 87 percent from the free-throw line.

Frazier is widely projected as a mid-to-late second-round pick. 

Florida will still see some veterans return next season, with Dorian Finney-Smith and Eli Carter entering their senior seasons in 2015-16, and point guard Kasey Hill entering his junior season this fall.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.