Please join us in sending our thoughts and prayers to Grand Canyon breakout basketball player Oscar Frayer ‘s family following a horrific car accident that claimed his life at only 23 years old!
According to ESPN, Oscar’s older sister Andrea Moore and another passenger within the vehicle were also killed in the crash.
The incident took place on Tuesday around 230am on a highway near Lodi, California as the vehicle Oscar was in had struck a highway patrol vehicle from behind that was assisting another stranded driver.
Reports read that the car Oscar was in then hit a tree and bursted into flames with officers at the scene having to be rushed to a local hospital for serious injuries, but were said to be expected to survive.
Oscar had recently competed in the first round of the NCAA tournament game last week. He is said to have had a promising future as he was set to receive his degree in communications in a commencement ceremony scheduled for April 2021.
“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,” reads an official statement from the school. “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.”
Grand Canyon head coach Bryce Drew adds to the team’s statement: “We love ‘O.’ 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.”