Oscar Frayer, a basketball player for Grand Canyon, died in a car accident three days after the Antelopes made their first NCAA Tournament appearance. He was 23 years old at the time.
Frayer and his girlfriend, Andrea Moore, 28, were killed in a car accident in Lodi, California, on Tuesday with an unidentified person, according to the school.
Frayer, a senior, was a four-year starter at Grand Canyon and graduated in April after completing his academic requirements. The 6-foot-6 forward led the Lopes to their first Western Conference Athletic Tournament victory, averaging 6.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.0 assists.
After finishing with eight points, five assists, and three blocked shots in GCU’s NCAA Tournament loss to Iowa in Indianapolis, the Oakland, California native returned to Northern California.
“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.”