Grand Canyon Basketball Star Oscar Frayer, 23, Dies In Car Accident

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Oscar Frayer, a college basketball star at Grand Canyon University, was one of three people tragically killed in a car accident this week, according to an announcement from the university.

He was just 23 years old.

Frayer, his sister, Andrea Moore, and their friend were the three people who were killed in the car accident which happened on Tuesday.

The star swingman had just played in the NCAA Tournament over the weekend against the Iowa Hawkeyes, recording 8 points, five assists, three rebounds, and three blocks for the Antelopes.

“We love O,” head coach Bryce Drew said in a statement. “He was the heartbeat of our team with his vibrant, energetic personality.

“I cannot put into words the hurt and sadness we all feel, but we know he is in heaven and that gives us great joy to know we will be together again.”

After Grand Canyon’s appearance in March madness, Frayer celebrated his team on social media.

“I bleed purple FOREVER!!!! THANK YOU LOPE NATION for the last 5 years..it’s been nothing less than amazing..from President Mueller, to our coaching staff, to my brothers who I compete with everyday..it’s love FOREVER. 4 Gone,” he wrote.

“On the court, Oscar was known as the ‘High Flyer’ and will be remembered for his soaring dunks, tenacious defense and game-changing blocked shots,” a university statement read. “Off the court, he will be remembered for his infectious smile, energetic spirit and caring soul that made him one of the most well-liked students on campus.”

Our deepest condolences go out to Frayer’s framily and friends during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.

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