Oscar Frayer Wiki
Oscar Frayer, who starred at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward, was in a car that hit a California Highway Patrol car on Interstate 5 northwest of Lodi Tuesday morning. According to GCU’s statement Thursday, all three people in the car died: 23-year-old Frayer, his older sister Andrea Moore, and a friend.
Oscar Frayer Car Crash
Grand Canyon University basketball player Oscar Frayer died in a car accident three days after the Antelopes first played in the NCAA Tournament, the school said Thursday. Frayer, 23, and his sister, Andrea Moore, 28, were killed with an unidentified friend in a car crash in Lodi, California, on Tuesday.
Miss you, O. Fly high, High Flyer. pic.twitter.com/rNd47znpsS
— GCU Men’s Basketball (@GCU_MBB) March 26, 2021
“We love him,” said Bryce Drew, GCU head coach. “He was the heartbeat of our team, with his lively, energetic personality. I cannot put the pain and sorrow we all feel into words, but we know he is in heaven and that gives us great pleasure to know that we will be together again.” According to CBS member KPHO TV, two California Highway Patrol officers were injured when an SUV hit the back of a parked patrol vehicle around 2:30 am on Interstate 5 near Lodi, about 35 miles south of Sacramento.
The SUV continued towards a tree and caught fire. The CHP says all three people died, including Frayer and Moore. The impact sent the patrol vehicle into a dirt embankment, seriously injuring the officers. Officials say both officers are expected to survive.
According to a report on the athletics department’s website, Frayer lost his father in a car accident when he was only 7 years old. Frayer, a senior student, had a four-year start at the Grand Canyon and completed his academic requirements to graduate in April. The 6-foot-6 forward averages 6.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists, helping Lopes win the Western Conference Athletic Tournament for the first time. Native Oakland returned to Northern California after finishing with eight points, five assists and three hurdles in GCU’s loss to Iowa at the NCAA Tournament in Indianapolis, California.
Frayer tweeted after the game: “I am bleeding purple FOREVER !!!! THANKS YOUR NATION FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS. From President Mueller to my coaching staff, to my brothers with whom I have competed … Everyday .. forever this love is gone. 4 Gone.”
Frayer’s teammates reacted to the death news on social media.
Man, I’m at a loss for words and just in shock. Just watched you play a couple days ago and now you’re gone. You were one-of-a-kind and one of the most upbeat and energetic people I’ve ever been around. Could put a smile on anyone’s face. Love you, O. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/SkghZ0Xyyd
— Casey Benson (@CaseyBenson15) March 24, 2021