Grand Canyon Basketball Player Killed In Car Accident Days After Playing In NCAA Tournament

Mar 20, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Grand Canyon Antelopes forward Oscar Frayer (4) attempts to block shot by Iowa Hawkeyes guard Joe Wieskamp (10) during the first round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Just days after playing in the NCAA tournament, Oscar Frayer, a forward on the men’s basketball team at Grand Canyon University, died Tuesday in a vehicle accident near Lodi, California, the school’s athletics department said Thursday.

Frayer, 23, his older sister Andrea Moore, and a friend died in the crash, the Antelopes’ athletics department said. The third person was not identified yet by the San Joaquin County Coroner’s Office, according to the athletics department.
Grand Canyon, seeded 15th in the NCAA tournament, lost to No. 2 seed Iowa in the round of 64 on Saturday in Indianapolis, Indiana. Frayer scored eight points in his final game. This was Grand Canyon’s first men’s NCAA tournament appearance.

His dad died in a car accident

A redshirt senior from Oakland, California, Frayer was the son of Oscar Frayer and Bionca Sparrow. The elder Oscar Frayer died in a car accident when young Oscar was 7, according to a story on the athletics department website.

 

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