Former Penn State guard Tim Frazier was named the NBA Development League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year by the league’s head coaches on Tuesday.
Frazier, who is currently playing for the Portland Trail Blazers, averaged 16.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 9.5 assists in 41 games for the Maine Red Claws. Frazier recorded a league-high four triple doubles and had 14 double-doubles. The D-League All-Star scored a career-high 34 points on Jan. 3 against the Delaware 87ers.
Frazier had two stints with the Philadelphia 76ers this season and joined Portland on March 30. Frazier is averaging 5.2 points, 5.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 11 games with the 76ers and Trail Blazers.
He is the second player to win MVP and Rookie of the Year in the same season, joining Devin Brown, who took both awards for his 2002-03 season with the Fayetteville Patriots.
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Frazier played three minutes in the Trail Blazers’ 100-86 loss to Memphis in Game 1 of their first-round series in the NBA Playoffs. Game 2 is set for 8 p.m. Wednesday.