Grand Canyon basketball player Oscar Frayer tragically lost his life on Tuesday in a car accident just three days after appearing in his first career NCAA Tournament with the Antelopes. He was 23 years old.
Frayer and two other passengers were traveling on I-5 SB south of Walnut Grove Rd. when their vehicle collided with the rear of a California Highway Patrol car that was on the side of the road assisting a disabled tractor-trailer.
The collision sent their car into a tree and caught fire. All three passengers were pronounced dead at the scene.
Frayer’s older sister, Andrea Moore, and a friend died in the crash.
“We love O,” Grand Canyon coach Bryce Drew said in a release. “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.”
This past Saturday, Frayer tied a season-high with five assists and three blocks while adding eight points and three rebounds.
The 6-foot-7 senior averaged 6.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 24 games (all starts) for the Antelopes this past season.