Men's Basketball Adds Alasdair Fraser
April 30, 2010
ORONO, Maine--University of Maine men's basketball head coach Ted Woodward has announced the signing of Alasdair Fraser to attend the University in the fall and play for the men's basketball team.
"We are very excited to have Alasdair join our basketball program here at Maine," said Woodward. "He is an extremely gifted player and a wonderful student and person. We are thrilled for him to be a Black Bear!"
"Coach Doug Leichner has great knowledge of prospects throughout the world, and when we realized this spring we were able to find a recruit to help our program, Ali was the one we sought. Our staff did a wonderful job recruiting him, and our entire campus community deserves credit for his signing as he told us he loved our entire campus environment, the people here at the University of Maine and our student-athletes."
Fraser, a 6-7 power forward from Falkirk, Scotland, led Scotland and ranked fifth in the FIBA Under-18 European championships with 19.7 points per game. He was also first in field goal percentage (74 percent) and third in blocks with 1.7 per game while also contributing 7.0 rebounds per game.
Fraser also enjoyed success for the Falkirk Clark Eriksson Fury in the Scottish League as he led the team to a second place finish in the regular season by averaging 19.8 points per game, putting him second in the league in scoring.
In the Scottish League Cup Final he scored 28 points to go with 16 rebounds, three steals and two blocks as they won the championship over Edinburgh by the score of 63-50.
According to Europeanprospects.com, Fraser chose the University of Maine over Stanford, Siena, Pepperdine, Wagner and Lafayette.
Fraser joins a Black Bear squad that returns 11 players including four starters from a team that went 19-11 and finished in third place in America East.
The eligibility of all student-athletes is contingent upon admission to the University of Maine and compliance with all NCAA rules, including registration with the NCAA Clearinghouse.